Use the library's catalog to search for books, ebooks and films.
Find books and media in the UHCL, UH, and UHD Libraries
What am I Searching?
When using the library catalog, keep in mind what's included in the records you're searching. The library catalog doesn't search books' full text. Instead it searches "bibliographic records" that include information about books. This information includes:
When the default "Keyword" is selected, the catalog will search for your search terms in all of these fields. It is possible to specify which field you'd like your terms to appear in, as shown in this example of an "Advanced Search":
The library catalog also supports Boolean operators, allowing you to create more complex keyword searches.
Reading a Catalog Record
Most works in the library's collections are shelved by Library of Congress classification. The most common location is General Stacks, for which:
Sample call number: PR6015 .A33 W57 2001
|PR||Read in alphabetical order: PR files before PS|
|6015||Read in numerical order as a whole number: 6015 files before 6016|
|.A33|| Read the letter in alphabetical order, and read the number as a decimal:
.A33 files before .A4
|W57||If there's another letter/number combination, read that number as a decimal even though the decimal point is omitted: W57 files before W6|
|2001||If there's a publication date, read it in numerical order|
Sample call number PR6015 .A33 W57 2001 is shelved in range 328 on the library's upper floor.
1. Use the Library Catalog's Request feature if a UH library has a copy available.
2. Or submit a Book Request form.
Please note: You cannot request required textbooks via ILLiad
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