Answered By: Bonggun Baek Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016 Views: 40
In an effort to provide a better integration of resources and services, the library has expanded the scope of the library catalog to include not only its growing collection of ebooks and other electronic resources, but also titles not held by our library. This ensures that our users are able to discover a broader range of resources. Any resources not owned by the Fuller libraries may be requested through Interlibrary Loan with only a click of a button.
While this is convenient, it could also be a bit confusing...so how is our library catalog setup?
Although our catalog has a global reach, the search results will always bring first the resources our library owns (print or electronic), unless you change your default “sort by” to Relevance Only. This is useful when you are looking for exact titles!
To verify that our library owns a given title, look for the label “Libraries that own the item.” If “Fuller Libraries” is listed, we should own the item and you should see additional information of its shelf location or the full text link. If “Worldcat Libraries” is listed instead, that particular book or periodical is not currently held by us.