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FYS - What is Smart? - G. Tefs (2021): Finding Books

Library guide to support the FYS What is Smart? section taught by Professor Gretchen Tefs.

Finding Books Summary

Throughout, books = physical and electronic books, magazine/journal titles, DVDs, and reserve materials

Find books at Wooster, and among our close library partners, with CONSORT.

FInd books at academic libraries around the state with OhioLINK.

Find books and other materials at public libraries around the state with Search Ohio.

Find ebooks only using the Advanced Search and specifying "ebook" in the Other Material Type filter. 

Finding Books Locally - CONSORT

Pictured below is the CONSORT search box, found on the library's main page. When you enter a search here it will look for things we and our library partners (Denison, Kenyon, and Ohio Wesleyan) have. If you just want things at Wooster, use the dropdown menu that says "All Libraries" in the image and select Wooster.

Screen shot of the CONSORT catalog search box.

Finding Books Around the State

If we (or the three libraries we work closely with) don't have a book, check OhioLINK. All the colleges and universities work together to share our collections with each other. You can directly go to OhioLINK with the link under the CONSORT search box (pictured). 

Consort catalog search form with OhioLINK search link boxed.

Often you'll be offered the chance to search OhioLINK if CONSORT doesn't have something. It will look something like this:

Example of failed search that gives the option to instead search OhioLINK.

Finally, some books and materials are not in any academic library. That's ok, because there is also Search Ohio, which connects us to dozens of public libraries throughout the state. Try your search by clicking the Search Ohio logo if it's available:

Search Ohio logo 


Finding Ebooks

To find only ebooks, use the Advanced Search of CONSORT.

CONSORT search box with advanced search link surrounded by a red box to highlight it.

In this new page, go all the way to the bottom and in "Other Material Type" select EBOOK. Now your search will only share ebook results.

Selecting ebook from the other material type drop down options.