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How to Find Books and Other Things: Search

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

Did you know?

DBU's library is a designated depository for U.S. Government documents. We have over 60,000 print items in the "Gov Doc" collection, and access to thousands more online.

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

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How to Search the Catalog

You can use DBU's online library catalog to find the books and other items you want.  Here's how:

Use the text-entry box above, or click here.

Type in keyword(s), title, or author. 
Click Search.

Limit results to the format you want—books, ebooks, articles, videos, etc. - by checking the appropriate box under "Format."

 

Click the item's title to view more information about the item.  Under "Find a copy in the library," you can find out if the item is available, or when it should be returned.



Checkout period: books—four weeks; videos—two weeks. 
Off-campus and online students: click here to find out how to check out books from home!

NOTE: if you see a "View Now" link under the item's title, click it!  The ebook or article will open in a new window. (You may be asked to log in with your DBU username and password.)