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Books & More
General Library Research
Finding Books in Shafer Library
To find books, videos and other materials in Shafer Library, use the Findlay/Winebrenner Library Catalog. This will tell you where in the library you can find items plus whether they are available for checkout. The catalog also provides links to electronic books (e-books) and digital videos.
Requesting Books Through OhioLINK Library Catalog
You can request books from other Ohio colleges and universities by using the OhioLINK Library Catalog. When requesting an item, select University of Findlay as your institution and type in your name and barcode number (on the backside of your Oiler OneCard) to complete the process. Requested items take about 3-5 business days to arrive at Shafer Library. Pick up and return your materials at the Circulation Desk.
Your library barcode is the 14-digit number which appears on the back side of your Oiler OneCard.
My Library Account
Use My Library Account to track all the items you have checked out or have requested. Renew your items here also.
To find articles, begin your search in Academic Search Complete. This database provides articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers, and covers a broad range of topics. Look for the PDF or HTML icons for full text articles. Or click FindIt or Journal Linker to locate full text articles if available.
For more in-depth coverage of special topic areas, see All Article & Other Databases.
Shafer Library will mail library materials, free of charge, to students enrolled in online programs and who live OUTSIDE Ohio, but within the United States. Students must return the materials at their own expense. Review the policy and learn how to order a book here.
Specialized Library Research
Finding Scholarly Articles & Specialized Information
To locate scholarly articles and specialized information by subject area or discipline, see All Article & Other Databases. Look for the PDF or HTML icons for full text articles. Or click FindIt or Journal Linker (Journal Finder) to locate full text articles from other sources, if available.
Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
The Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is a collection of full text academic and scholarly journals predominantly in the areas of science, technology, and engineering. EJC is only a small portion of all full text content available. To find additional full text articles in your subject area, see All Article & Other Databases.
JSTOR (Journal STORage) is a source of archived or back issues of important scholarly journals, beginning with volume 1, issue 1. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available.
Locating an Article from a Citation (Journal Finder)
If you have an article citation and want to determine if the article is full text in one of our Library resources, use Journal Finder. By typing the journal name from your citation, you can see which article databases provide the complete text from that journal and the range of years full text is available.
Digital Resource Commons
The Digital Resource Commons is a source of educational digital videos, plus a source of art images, scientific and historical images, maps, and more.
Electronic Book Center (EBC)
Source of scholarly electronic books (e-books). Connects also to other providers of e-books including Safari (computer/technical books).