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ELit 3571 - Global Poetics

Prof. Adwetewa-Badu

Search the Classic Catalog

You can begin your search from the University Libraries home page OR...

You can use the search box below to search the Classic Catalog for items available in the University Libraries.

The video below the search widget provides an example of how to search the Classic Catalog.



Catalog Search Tutorial

Print and Electronic Books

Print books and electronic books (e-books) are great for providing broad overviews of the topic you have selected and finding works by specific authors.

E-books are great because you can access them right on your laptop or mobile device. When you are done accessing them, you close out of the e-book and you are done. Some e-books allow you to save/print a certain number of pages of the book, but some you may only read online--it depends on the book.

As undergraduates you can check out print books for 28 days (you can renew books if needed).

Want to Know if the University Libraries Has a Specific Book?

Your instructor gave you the title and author of a book that they think would provide you with some information about your topic. How do you determine if the University Libraries has the book?

For example, you are working on how environmental ethics is portrayed in film. Your instructor has provided you with information that the book Environmental Ethics and Film by Pat Brereton would provide some great background information on your topic. You want to see if the University Libraries has the book. To do this, on the Libraries home page, you can put in the title of the book in the search box next to Classic Catalog. When you select Search, the first item that comes up is the book you are looking for.

The book is located in Olin Library on Level A. The call number of the book is PN1995.9.E78 B84 2016 and it currently states it is not checked out.

I could go to Level A in Olin Library, get the book, and then bring it to the Help Desk on Level 1 to check the book out.


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What if the book I want is not available in the University Libraries?

Perhaps you were given the title of the book that you want to use for your research, but the University Libraries does not have the book. You can request the book from other libraries and have the book sent here.

There are a couple options. You can order the print book through Interlibrary Loan. It normally takes between 1-2 weeks for the item to arrive.

You can also search the MOBIUS catalog. This allows you to search other libraries within Missouri to see if they have the book you are looking for. It normally takes 5-7 days to receive an item ordered from MOBIUS,

For more information please see the Interlibrary Loan page on the University Libraries website.


Requesting a Book Chapter

How to request a book chapter scan (using a DOI number)


Find the chapter's DOI number

book chapter request - find the doi number

Find "Citation Linker" on the library website

find citation linker

Click the Book radio button, paste the chapter's DOI number into the DOI field, and click Find it.

Note: include the number only, not the "" part.

citation linker form

The resulting screen should show the full citation details and a request button. Click request.

citation linker request button

Login to your Interlibrary Loan account w/WUSTL Key

interlibrary loan login

Check that the form is filled correctly, and click "submit request"

completed ILL form