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New York - Researching: Finding Books

Provides an overview of resources for researching New York City and the State of New York.

The Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

► The Library Catalog search is the most efficiently way to find books (print & electronic) that Fordham definitively owns. 

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog.

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page

► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.

Additional Tips:

  • Open  tutorials in YouTube and select this icon Full screen icon to expand to full screen mode.
  • To locate books in Walsh Library, click the Map it! icon to see where an item is located in the building.

Map it! icon

  • Use this handout for assistance learning to read Library of Congress call numbers.

Searching WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch

Find items outside of Fordham with WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch, a platform searching across the largest network of library collections around the world.

Requesting Book Chapters & Print Journal Articles

Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing books or accessing articles that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from Interlibrary Loan.

New York Public Library Cards

Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
Fordham University Libraries


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Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6050   
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