Definition

Library catalogs are databases that include the contents of one or more libraries. Just as a retail store catalog describes the content of that store, library catalogs do the same thing for  a library or group of libraries.

The library catalog for Ohio University is called ALICE. We are a member of a statewide network called OhioLINK; the library catalog for the whole network is called the OhioLINK Library Catalog.

Searching Library Catalogs

The searchboxes below enable you to look for books, videos, titles of periodicals, and other whole publications. Do not use these boxes if you’re looking for articles; instead, start with the ArticlesPlus searchbox on our front page.

1. Start here: ALICE Library Catalog...

  • Includes: books, videos, magazine, journal, and newspaper titles, and more in ALL Ohio University campus libraries, plus the Library Annex.
  • Does not include: individual articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers.
  • Look for Location, Call Number, and Status. AVAILABLE means is should be here.
  • Use  as needed.

2. Can't find it in ALICE? Try OhioLINK...

  • Access to tens of millions of items from around the state.
  • Quick, easy, and free borrowing; see table of borrowing information.
  • If you're using ALICE, click on the  button to go there.
  • Use  to get items from OhioLINK. Delivery usually within 3-4 days.

3. Can't get it from OhioLINK? Try WorldCat...

  • Covers thousands of libraries from around the world.
  • Cannot borrow directly in WorldCat. Use information there to complete an  Interlibrary Loan request.