WorldCat Discovery is the catalog / online search of the Good Library print book and ebook collection. Along with GC's book collection, it shows book holdings of libraries across the world, most of them available for free delivery through interlibrary loan. Discovery's results also include many academic articles, although going directly to EBSCO, JSTOR, or other collections often provide the best results.
WorldCat Discovery includes:
After finding background information searching for books in WorldCat Discovery is often the next step for a college level research project. Academic articles may be written with too narrow of a focus for your research, and a chapter of a academic book (or the entire book) is often exactly what you need.
When searching in WorldCat Discovery it is best to search four to six words / terms at a time. Instead of searching
What are effective habitat efforts to protect polar bears?
instead simply search
habitat conservation for polar bears
Within many full length books on polar bears will also be chapters devoted specifically to the habitat conservation efforts for polar bears.
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For books located outside of the Good Library, simply ask for the book at the front desk and we will have it for you within 36 business hours.
To find the book you're looking for:
WorldCat Discovery searches books from libraries worldwide. Sometimes you will find the perfect book, but it happens to be held by another library. Don't panic, you can request most books in WorldCat Discovery free of charge through interlibrary loan.
To request books in WorldCat Discovery.