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Finding Full Text: Books

OVERVIEW

While the Bird Library has a substantial physical collection of books, our electronic book collection is also extensive.

Use the guidance provided below to see if the library has access to a particular book in any format. 

SEARCHING THE JOURNALS & EBOOKS A-Z LIST

The Journals & eBooks A-Z List is the easiest way to access the library's electronic books:

  • Access the list directly from the Bird Library's home page by clicking on Journals & eBooks A-Z
  • Search the list by entering the book title or title words
  • Locate the title you need and click on the View It tab to access the electronic edition

NLM CLASSIFICATION SCHEME

Interested in exploring the Bird Library's print collection by subject?

Click on the NLM Classification to help you find the best call number area for browsing the shelves.

NLM Classification Scheme

LOCATING BOOKS IN THE CATALOG

Click on Catalog from the Bird Library's home page:

  • In the first drop-down menu you have the option to search for items in a variety of ways; choose the search type based on what you know about the book you're searching for (title, author, subject, or ISBN) or keep the default setting of "Any" to search across multiple fields
  • In the Material Type field select Books from the drop-down list 
  • The Search Scope field will default to Print Only; you can change the search scope to broaden your retrieval
  • Click on Search

 

Browse your search results to find the book you need and explore the options for access:

  • View It. If access to an electronic edition is available you will see the View It tab; click to display your options for full text. 
  • Get It. If there is no electronic access you will see the Get It tab; click to see the call number and shelving location of the print book.

 

Check out print books at the Circulation Desk located on the 2nd floor of the Bird Library. Additional information about checking out print materials is available here.

WHAT IF THE LIBRARY DOESN'T HAVE THE BOOK YOU NEED?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • If the library does not have print or electronic access to the book you need, consider requesting it through ILL.

 

OK-Share

  • If you would like to visit another area academic library that has a copy of the book, consider applying for an OK-Share card. The OK-Share program allows eligible individuals to borrow up to two items from participating academic institutions in Oklahoma for two weeks at a time. Applications and additional information about OK-Share are available at the 3rd floor Service Desk.