Find Books and Media
How Do I Find a Book When I Have a Title?
If you know the title of the book you need, you can search by that title in ALICE, the library catalog. This video also shows you how to request the book from OhioLINK if it’s not available from the Ohio University Libraries. If you are unable to view this video, try accessing the video from […]
What does “non-circ” mean? “OhioU use only”?
When an item has a status of “non-circ,” it means that the item cannot be checked out and does not leave the library building. Such items are generally key reference books like dictionaries and encyclopedias. Items in Archives and Special Collections are often marked “non-circ” and must be used in the Mahn Center. When the […]
How do I access Course Reserves for my class?
Professors and instructors will often place items on “reserve” at the library. These reserve items can be either print (hard copy) or online (pdf) files. To find items for your class, search by class or instructor.
How do I find Ohio University theses and dissertations?
Searching in ALICE By Author or Title: When you know the author or dissertation/thesis title you want, do an Author search or a Title search on ALICE. By Subject or Keyword: You can also search ALICE by subject or keyword. Limit the search by Material Type and then choose THESES/DISSERT, as in this example: By Department: You can also browse a […]
How do I find audiobooks?
The Libraries have around 3,000 audiobook titles in the collection. They are in a variety of formats: cassette tape, compact disc, and MP3 disc. Types of recordings include non-fiction, novels, plays, poems, etc. Most of these are English-language recordings, although there are more than 100 recordings—mostly language lessons—in other languages. The picture below shows the […]
How do I find videos?
Most of the Libraries’ videos are in DVD or VHS format. Streaming video is available from OhioLINK’s Digital Resource Commons (DRC). For help on finding videos, see the Finding Films in the Library guide. In addition to feature films, there are thousands of non-fiction videos on all fields of study. Ask for your video at […]
How do I get something that’s not in ALICE library catalog or OhioLINK? Or that is not online?
When you cannot find book or article in Ohio, we will try to borrow it from another U.S. library or in some cases international library. You start this process by making either “book” or “article” request through Interlibrary Loan-Illiad. Provide as much citation information as you know as this will help expedite the process.
How do I find fiction?
Unlike public libraries, most college and university libraries (including Alden Library) do not have a separate “fiction section.” Our system of call numbers organizes literature of all types according to its original language and/or country of origin. For English and American literature, there are also separate sections based on the author’s time period. The tables […]