Library catalogs give information about the books, audio/visual materials, and print periodicals that the library houses.
To find a book or audio/visual material from its citation, first search the Truxal Library Catalog for keywords from the title.
Pollan, M. (2006). The omnivore's dilemma: A natural history of four meals. New York: Penguin.
To find this book, search the library catalog for omnivore's dilemma.
If a book title has very common keywords, you may wish to search instead for the name(s) of the author(s) or editor(s).
Allport, F. H. (1924). Social psychology. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Search for the author's last name and first initial in an AUTHOR search: Allport, F.
If you find a record for the material in the Library Catalog, write down the Location and Call Number of the item. Colleges and universities generally use the Library of Congress call number system.
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To become more familiar with finding materials in the Library's print collection, complete the General Library Tutorial. It takes about 15 minutes.
If Truxal Library doesn't have the material, you may wish to check with your public library.
Anne Arundel County Public Library's Catalog searches across the collections of all 15 branches, and you can have materials sent to the branch most convenient to you.
You may also use Marina, which searches the catalogs of public libraries statewide, and, again, materials can be sent to the most convenient location to you.
You will need a valid public library card to request materials using either of these options.
Request a book through Interlibrary Loan.
Interlibrary loan involves Truxal Library asking other libraries to loan us (and you) materials.
Tips for interlibrary loan:
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