Using Library Catalogs

How to Use the Library Catalogs

The Urbana University Library has several helpful research tools you can use for papers and projects:

  • Urbana University Catalog
  • OhioLINK Catalog
  • SearchOhio Catalog

Books, CDs and DVDs from across the state are at your fingertips. Here you’ll find step-by-step instructions to get the resources you need.

Need Assistance? Get in Touch.

Phone:
(937) 772-9313

Fax:
(937) 772-9216

Email:
library@urbana.edu

Research Search Instructions

Urbana University Catalog Search Instructions

  1. Go to www.urbana.edu.  Click on the "Library" icon (bottom left). 
  2. Click on the "Learn More" button under "Library Search."  Scroll down and click on "Urbana University Catalog" under "Books."
  3. Choose your "Search type" and then type in your "Search term."
  4. Click the "Submit" button to reveal your results.

Didn’t find what you were looking for in the Urbana University Catalog?  Click on the "Search OhioLINK" icon at the top of the page and find material available to you from more than 100 college and university libraries across Ohio.

 

OhioLink Catalog Search Instructions

  1. Go to www.urbana.edu.  Click on the "Library" icon (bottom left). 
  2. Click on the "Learn More" button under "Library Search."  Scroll down and click on "OhioLINK Catalog" under "Books."                                                                                                                                                                                           
  3. Choose to search by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, Call Number or Other Numbers using the buttons above the search box. 
  4. Type the Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, Call Number or Other Numbers you’re looking for in the search box. 
  5. Click the "Search" button to reveal your results.

 

What do I do with my OhioLINK search results? Follow these steps.

  1. Click on the result that best meets your needs.
  2. Look for an available copy of the resource and click on the green "Request" button. 
  3. Choose Franklin U/Urbana U as your school or institution and click on "Submit above information."
  4. Enter your last name and password.
  5. Go to the "Pickup Location" box and choose "Urbana University Library."  
  6. Click Submit. (Keep the "Pickup Institution" the way it is (Franklin U/Urbana U.)

 

Requesting more than one resource? 
OhioLINK will remember your name and password so you only need to enter them once per session. When you request additional resources, a "Request Verification" page will come up.  Choose "Urbana University Library" in the "Pickup Location" box and click on "Submit."

 

When will my OhioLink resource arrive? 
The resource will be delivered to the Urbana University Library in two to three days. We’ll send you an email message when it arrives. You can check out the resource for three weeks with up to six renewals if no one else in OhioLINK puts a hold on it.

Still didn’t find what you were looking for in the Urbana University Catalog or the OhioLINK Catalog? SearchOhio is another great option that connects you with public libraries across the state.  When you are in the OhioLINK catalog and have looked at the results of your search and want more options, click on "SearchOhio" at the top of the page.

 

SearchOhio Catalog Search Instructions 

When you bring up the item you want:

  1. Click on the "Request Item" button.
  2. Choose Franklin U/Urbana U and click on "Submit above information." 
  3. Enter your last name and password.  In the "Pickup Location" box choose "Urbana University Library."
  4. Click Submit.

 

Still can’t find it?
If you can’t find the resource you need in the Urbana University Catalog, the OhioLINK catalog or the SearchOhio catalog, just fill out an interlibrary loan request form at the lobby desk. The resource will be delivered to the Urbana University Library in five to seven days. We’ll send you an email when it arrives.

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