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You will need to select the QUICK SEARCH tab for your option to search multiple online databases and the physical library collection at one time. This is a giant search. 

See Catalog Search Below.

Select the Databases link to search for articles from specific databases, or you can search directly from the Articles tab as seen below.

You can limit your search options based on source typessubjects or content providers.

For example, if you need an article from JSTOR, click on content providers and select the JSTOR box.

Access an article by clicking its hyperlink in the search results or record results page.

You can find three types of audiovisual recordings in the library:

1. CDs and LPs (music library)
  CD liner notes are available for browsing in the music library. Please ask a librarian at the circulation desk to borrow a CD or LP record.

2. DVDs (academic library)
  The DVD collection is located next to the academic library copy machine. A librarian will assist you when you're ready to check out.

3. Online streaming sources

The following links will provide specific databases for online, streaming sound and video options:

Audio options

Video options


Select the Sound & Video tab and enter keywords in the search box.

You can limit search results using source types and location.

Items available in the library will display a specific location and call number.
For all other resources, click "view record" or "full text" to stream the recording.

Research Guides can direct you toward resources for your subject of interest. Your class may also have a specific project guide. 
To begin, select Research guides from the library website.

Select your area of interest and explore what the guides have to offer!

You can find books in the library by searching ICACAT or browsing the stacks in the academic library.  


Select the ICACAT tab on the library's website and perform a keyword search.

Search results will show if an item is available or currently checked out, or if you need to request it from another library. 

You can limit your search results according to the type of book you're looking for, such as non-fiction, fiction, poetry or play.
Click on "Location" to the left and select the appropriate categories.


If you're looking for a book in the academic library, you can also select the source type book on the left.


If you're not sure where to find an item, use this map as a guide to the collection.

Search the catalog for sheet music.

Tip: Try searching by composer name, opus number, or instrument name.

You can limit search results by location.
To see all sheet music types, click "show more."

You may borrow chamber music, study scores, and piano/vocal scores. Items in other categories require instructor request and librarian approval.

Locate the item call number. Bring this number to the library desk, and a librarian will retrieve the item for you.

ICA Catalog Search

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