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First Year Students: Finding Books

An introduction to the library's resources for first year students.

Locating Books in Zahnow Library

Search for books in Zahnow Library using our online catalog.  There are two methods you can use to find books in the library:

1.  Classic Catalog

2.  We Search

Library Homepage


1. Classic Catalog

When searching the Classic Catalog, you can search by keyword, title, author or subject.

Classic Catalog

2. We Search

You can search We Search by keyword, title, or author.

To narrow your results to books, select the Catalog Only limiter located on the left side of the screen.

Library Homepage, We Search

We Search, Results Screen


The catalog contains both print and electronic books.  Click on the Online Access or Electronic Resources link to view ebooks online.  

Look for the Location, Call Number and Status in order to locate print books on the shelf.



   Click here for a brief interactive tutorial on how to find books


    Click here to learn more about Library of Congress Call Numbers