ARST 62704: Professional Practices


Books (in both print and electronic form) can be found in four places:

  • ND Catalog lists materials owned by the Notre Dame libraries
  • OneSearch combines books with some journal articles
  • e-Books connects to online books and enables full content searching
  • WorldCat lists 2 billion titles held by 72,000 libraries

ND Catalog  lists the 3.5 million materials owned by the ND campus libraries.  It includes both print and electronic books, along with other materials such as DVDs and CDs.  Titles of journals are listed, but articles themselves are not;  for those, see the Journal Articles tab (above).

OneSearch combines books, including their chapter titles, with some journal articles, and typically retrieves a very large number of citations.  Options in the left frame allow you to "Limit Results by" facets such as "Topic" to enhance the citations' relevance.  Journal literature in arts-related disciplines is under-represented in OneSearch;  for a more focused selection of articles, see the Journal Articles tab (above).

e-Books connects to online book content, including Google Books and HathiTrust where the full text of 15 million volumes can be searched.  If relevant content is found in Google Books, click  "Search the catalog at University Libraries of Notre Dame."  If not at ND, click "Use FindText to find this item" to borrow the book from another library.  (Interlibrary Loan is explained in the Useful Tools tab, above).  One caveat:  illustrations in print books may not be included in electronic versions.

WorldCat lists 2 billion titles held by 72,000 other libraries.  Most can be borrowed using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.  See the Useful Tools tab (above) for an explanation of ILL.

When relevant materals are found in OneSearch or the ND Catalog, their citations can be transferred easily into RefWorks for later use in a bibiography. Click on the "Export/E-mail" link along the right margin to "export" the citations. 

To establish a RefWorks account, see the Useful Tools tab (above).

Last Update: January 14, 2014 09:15