When accessing any of our online resources (eBooks, databases, etc.) from off campus, you will be prompted to enter your library username/library and a PIN.
Your library username is your student ID number on the back of your Blue Card. The PIN is a unique, 4-digit number created for you upon request at the Circulation Desk here at the OWHL.
You MUST have a PIN number in order to access any online library resources from off campus. To obtain a PIN, simply bring your Blue Card to the Circulation Desk.
After getting an overview with reference sources, it is time to start searching the library catalog for books that focus more specifically on the topic you have chosen. Use the search box below to search for books held by the library.
Still not finding what you want? Ask a librarian for help!
Use the search box to the right to search for books in the library and in other locations on the PA campus, such as CAMD, Addison, and Peabody.
Search by Keyword to find items that mention your keyword (these items may not be largely *about* your keyword).
Search by Author to find items by that author.
Search by Title to find a specific item--this title might apply to a book, a videocassette or DVD, or might apply to a variety of editions.
Search by Subject to find items based on specific Library of Congress subject headings. Searching by Subject is useful when you want books about an author not by an author.
But searching by Subject is not always straightforward: the subject heading for x is "y," and the subject heading for "a" is "b."
Search by Keyword first and search appropriate subjects as you identify them!