Finding Books, videos, magazines and journals
XPLORE Library Catalog
(tips & tricks
; video tutorials
) is Xavier library's online public
access catalog. It includes all of the library's books, journals, audiovisuals, and microform materials. Search XPLORE
by keyword, author, title and Library of Congress subject heading. If you don't find what you need,
request it online (printable instructions
; video tutorial
, the combined library catalog of 88 college, university, public, and state libraries
XPLORE shows what books, videos, and journals are available at Xavier. To see if Xavier has a journal, do a title search and enter the name of the journal.
(updated daily; video tutorials
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access to more than 48 million items located at 89 college, university, public, and state libraries in Ohio. Users may request items
online (printable instructions
; video tutorial
) and pick them up in 3 business days at an OhioLINK library of their
choosing. When available there are links to Read
(full-text available) and Limited Preview
(limited full-text available) at Google Books. It is produced by OhioLINK and the user interface is provided by Innovative
You can request books directly using your XU All-Card.
Use databases to find articles on a topic or by an author.
Obtaining Materials not XU
of American History
(all full-text; XLinks
) is an encyclopedia that covers the
arts, business, democracy, discrimination, diversity, education, expansion, family,
government, imperialism, labor, law, leisure, peace, religion,and war. It provides
2,000 primary documents in American history, including speeches, historical accounts,
memoirs, editorials and cultural criticism. Multimedia files include over 500
pictures, hundreds of video clips, and audio files of famous speeches. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by Encyclopaedia Britannica.
EBSCO eBook Collection
(covers 1980-2011; all full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) incorporates the former netLibrary electronic book collection with thousands of purchased and public domain titles with a broad coverage of topics. Users can preview an e-book online, read a page in depth, jump to specific page, or use links in the table of contents or index to go to specific chapters or topics of interest. Every word in every e-book is searchable. In addition to keyword, users can search by author, title, subject, category, ISBN, publisher, and/or date of publication. Using the Choose Databases
feature, e-books can be searched along with other EBSCO databases that provide primarily journal articles. Table of contents can be previewed at the search results display without checking out or opening the e-book. Once the e-book is opened users can search within the book, consult a dictionary, zoom text, ans expand the viewing window. To create notes or add an e-book to a folder requires setting up an account. Output options include print (typically limited to 60 pages), email, and export to bibliographic management software like RefWorks. Also available are citing information for the major citation styles, bookmarking in social networking sites like Facebook, and perma-linking on websites and course management systems. This collection operates on the library check-out model, where readers check out an e-book for a specified period of time. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find e-books is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the e-book icon:
(about 1995-present; updates dependent upon publisher;
all full-text; RefWorks help
; saving searches
) is a multidisciplinary
collection of about 5,000 journals published by Academic Press, American Chemical
Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Psychological
Association (PsycARTICLES), Association of Computing Machinery, Berkeley Electronic
Press, BioOne, Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Emerald (MCB University
Press), Ingenta, Institute of Physics, Kluwer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Optical Society
of America, Oxford University Press, Project MUSE, Royal Society of Chemistry,
Springer-Verlag, Thieme and Wiley. Scholars can be notified
about new relevant articles according to subject, author or journal
title. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
(1990-present; updated monthly; all full-text;
; title list
) indexes newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. It includes more
than 600,000 English and Spanish articles from 200 publications, providing a broad diversity of
perspectives and viewpoints. The user interface is provided by ProQuest.
(EBSCO A to Z)
contains all of the electronic journals in
most of the library's research databases and full-text journal collections, as well as journals Xavier has in paper format and electronic books. Search for a particular journal title using title begins with, title contains, or exact match. Browse for a journal using the alphabetical display or search for a journal by subject category. Advanced search permits searches by publisher, ISSN, and subjects. Truncate words with an asterisk (*) to retrieve word variants. Results provide links to the research database(s) or electronic journal collection(s) that index the journal and include the years covered and embargo period (if there is one). If the journals is not available in electronic format, it provides links to XPLORE for print and microform holdings, and if the journal is not at Xavier in any format it provides links to ILLiad
(Interlibrary Loan). Instructions are available for accessing articles within databases
and from bibliographies
. It is compiled by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(1st issue of 1st volume to 3 years from present; all full-text; Video tutorial
; Handout tutorial
; RefWorks help
) provides online
access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a variety of academic
disciplines including the arts, business, demographic studies, humanities, social sciences,
and science. The multidisciplinary arts & sciences collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 120 titles
, bringing the total number of journals in this collection to 749. JSTOR also includes 8,200 19th Century British pamphlets. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization that serves
and is supported by the scholarly community. NOTE:
journal content published prior to 1923 in the US and prior to 1870 elsewhere is freely available to the public for reading and downloading (nearly 500.000 articles from more than 200 journals).
York Times Historical Database
(1851-within four years of the present;
all full-text; updated annually; RefWorks
) contains full-page and article images of every page of every issue,
cover to cover, in downloadable PDF. It includes ads, comics, cartoons, photos,
maps and other graphics. It is produced by the New York Times and the user interface
is provided by ProQuest.
Articles not available at the Xavier Library can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Loan. Fill out an article request form for each article that you want, filling in all the information. Online request forms are available from the Library's home page. Remember it can take 1-2 weeks to get an article through this service.
Books that Xavier doesn't own can be ordered through OhioLINK using your all-card. This takes 3-5 days. Book not available from OhioLINK may be ordered from Interlibrary Loan and may take 1-2 weeks.
Selected Web sites
Off-Campus Access Information
Library Locations - use for answers to many of your questions and where materials are located in the library.
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