I am David Bryden, the Director of Library Services, and I would like to provide you with a guide that will help as you begin seeking content or working with your students on papers and projects.
Each library is different. For instance, one library will have access to Medline via Ovid while another will have access via Ebsco. It is all the same content but on very different platforms. My intention is to get you to a starting point so you can find what you need.
Let us know if you have questions or concerns.
Our catalog searches content as found in libraries around the world. It also searches Hathi Trust plus much of the content found in our databases. The search limits to our content and then shows content from other schools. Links to eBooks, streaming movies, and full-text articles will be included along with access to physical books. Our physical books are arranged using Dewey. For example:
Here is a link to a book in our collection - Grisham, John. 2016. The Whistler First ed. Whistler, Bk. 1. New York: Doubleday.
Here is a link to an eBook in our collection - Pringle, Mary Beth. 2007. Revisiting John Grisham : A Critical Companion. Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press
Use the limiters on the side to limit to (for example) just books or just eBooks and put quote marks around phrases when you search (e.g. "teaching methods")
Notice the location. "HPULibraries" for the items that you can access and click the View Now link to find electronic access.
Each record has:
a link to a Place Hold button
an interlibrary loan request button
a Faculty Delivery button.
Notice the link to the record's permalink link and the link to Cite/Export this item.
The Permalink to any record will not change and can be shared.
Books and other sources that are also found in a TALA (Triad Academic Library Association) libraryare highlighted. You have borrowing privileges at these area academic libraries.