Friday, March 22, 2013

WorldCat

Looking for a book Plough Library doesn't have?

There's a quick way to search the catalogs of thousands of libraries from around the world simultaneously: WorldCat. WorldCat will show you if a title is at neighboring libraries like the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, or Memphis Public Library.

When you find a desired book in WorldCat, click on the title to see its full record. Scroll down the record until you see the link "Worldwide libraries own this item" which lists other libraries geographically. If you use the WorldCat link in this post or on our Articles & Databases page, the list generated will show Memphis libraries, then Tennessee libraries, then the rest of the world. The closest library will be at the top of the list.

Your CBU ID can be presented at Memphis area academic libraries to apply for check-out privileges. Memphis Public Library does not accept our ID, but if you show them two proofs of residency showing a current address in Memphis, you can register for one of their cards.

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