Answered By: Jason Snyder
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019     Views: 873

You can find books, DVDs and other materials in Bertrand Library’s collections by searching the WorldCat Library Catalog, which appears on the Library Home Page on each page of the Research by Subject guides.

Step 1: To do a quick search, enter an author name, a title, or a keyword in the search box.

Step 2: Narrow your search using the limiting options at the left side of the page. You can
             Narrow your results by format, author, date range, language, topic, and more.

Step 3: Select the item by clicking its title.

Step 4: Look for the item’s “Call Number.” For items that are physically held in the library, the
             call number gives you information about where to find it within the library and on the
             shelf. Make note of the call number.

Step 5: Use the “Floor Guide” to locate the item. You can find this by clicking the Library Links
             button in the top-right corner of the WorldCat page.
             Example: Call number PS3573 .A425 C6 1985 (the book The Color Purple) can be found
             here, according to the Floor Guide: N-PZ: Lower Level One, Rear.

If you have more information about the item you are searching for at the beginning of your search--for example, if you know the title and the author, and you want to limit your search to print books--you can use the advanced search module

WorldCat can also search for materials (including journal articles) that are not physically held in the Bertrand Library, such as journal articles that can be accessed electronically, and books that we don’t own but can borrow from other libraries. 
If you would like to make sure that you're only searching Bucknell's collections, select "Bucknell University Bertrand Library" from the Location drop-down under "Limit your search."

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