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How to Find Books and Other Things: Introduction

This guide will help you learn to use the library catalog to find books, videos, articles, and more.

If you're ready to search the DBU Catalog, enter your search terms here.  The link will take you directly into the catalog.

Search for items in the DBU Library:
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Did you know?

DBU owns over 160,000 books and over 8,000 media items, such as CDs, DVDs, tapes, and kits. That's not counting our vast collection of electronic resources!

Welcome to the Catalog Guide

This guide is designed to help you learn to use WorldCat Local, the online library catalog at DBU.  Like most library catalogs, WorldCat Local will help you locate the books and other items owned by the library, so you can check them out. 

But that's not all you can do!  WorldCat Local can connect you directly to online journal articles and eBooks. And if DBU doesn't have what you need, you can expand your search to discover items in other libraries from all over the world. 

You can set up a personal library account, and then use it to see what you've got checked out and when it's due, find out if you have any fines, and place holds on items you want to get later.  

Click on the tabs above to learn more about all the ways you can use DBU's WorldCat Local.

Questions?

See our "Library and Research Terminology" page - a glossary of the terms you might find on the pages of our Research Guides.