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Library Basics: Finding Books and Media

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Searching the library catalog

The library catalog contains records for where to find all of the materials we physically own in the library: books, movies, board games, etc. It also contains links to all the e-books and streaming documentaries we own. We share this catalog with libraries around the world which allows us to get print items we don't own from other libraries, but this doesn't apply to e-books.

Searching the catalog for online resources

Click the check box next to charles c. myers library to limit results to resources available through the UD Library. To view only online resources, click the check boxes for eBook and/or eVideo under Format in the left sidebar. Click "show more" if the desired format isn't visible.

Searching Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides access to streaming videos in many different subjects including the humanities, social sciences, science and health, and business. The videos will appear in library catalog searches, but you may also search and browse in the database itself.

Retrieving e-books vs print books

If you found an E-book - Just click on the "access online" button from the catalog.  If you are unsure how to get to the full text check out this guide.  

If you found a print book - First check to see if it is available.  To locate it in the library you will need to know both the collection and the call number.  

Text directions

From the library homepage, click on the My Account tab, and then Access Your Account.

You'll be asked to log in. You must use your UD ID number NOT your username. The first time you do this, you must put your ID number in and click "Set/Reset password" because there is no default password. This will email you a link to your UD email account, and you set up a password like many other websites/apps.

When you click the link to set a password in the email, the log in screen will ask you for your username. This is actually your UD ID number again NOT your username. Set your password to something you will remember like your UD password. 

Then log in. If it's not your first time, log in using your ID Number and password.

Once logged in, click on My Account under the Library Links pull-down menu.

From there you can see the items you have checked out, their due dates, as well as renew items that are due soon.