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LMU Library Catalog
Worldcat is the largest online library catalog in the universe. It has records and links to just about everything ever published. This includes books and e-books, journals, articles, albums, movies, websites, and more. Most libraries in the US and many in the world link their local holdings to Worldcat. In fact, LMU is one of those libraries. So, not only can you find what resources our library has in Worldcat, but it’s also a way to search all libraries in the world. Choose the "Advanced Search" option to search by title, subject, author, etc.
Use the format limiter on the left to limit the results to Books.
Find an item in Worldcat that we don't have? Create an ILL account to request books and articles from another library.
Access the resources found here, plus more, at the library's homepage.
Find Scholarly Articles
Find Articles in Worldcat
Because Worldcat searches databases, you can also use it as a way to locate articles. Limit the results to articles using the "Format" limiter on the results page.
Browse Full-Text Journals
In addition to browsing the full-text journals the library subscribes to (both electronic and in print), if you know the name of a specific journal, you can search for the journal and find out if the library subscribes to it. You will then be directed to where the journal is "housed," whether it be in a database or on the shelves. You can find print journals on the first floor of the library in the reference room.
Background Info and Biographies
Search Worldcat for published biographies
Conduct a "Subject" search using an author's name. When the results are returned, use
the content limiter on the left side of the screen (under "Refine your Search") to limit the content type to Biography.
LION: Literature Online This link opens in a new windowLiterature Online (LION) is the most authoritative and comprehensive primary and critical text database for literary research at all levels. The collection includes full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose stretching back to the 8th century through to the present day. Additionally, Literature Online enhances the study of primary works with its audio and video components; a library of over 900 videos featuring poets reading their own and others’ works and dramatic audio recordings of all of Shakespeare’s plays in the renowned Complete Arkangel Shakespeare series. This comprehensive collection of primary works, with thousands of titles unique to Literature Online, including over 425 volumes from the indispensable Penguin Classics series, provides essential content for all arts and humanities faculties, as well as for literature departments.
America: History and Life This link opens in a new windowThis bibliographic database provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. It is an important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history with indexing for over 1,800 journals from 1895 to the present, citations and links to books and media reviews, and coverage for some titles back to the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Locate Primary Sources
Primary Sources in Worldcat
Search for primary sources like letters in Worldcat. Select "author" from the dropdown list and type your author's name. In the next box, choose "subject" and type "letter". You could also try a keyword search using the keyword "letter".
Don't forget Google! Try a Google search using your author's name to see if there are any digital archives or online collections available.
EBSCO is a vendor that supplies many of our databases (including SocIndex, Academic Search Premier, and the E-books database). All EBSCO databases have this handy auto-cite features which generates a recommended APA (or other styles) citation.