Answered By: Linda Cifelli
Last Updated: May 29, 2024     Views: 402

Yes. Use the following steps to search for books, e-books, and more on wide-ranging topics:  

  • Go to the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons home page.
  • Locate the Search WorldCat Discovery box in the center of the home page.
  • Type your key words, book title, author name, or ISBN in the search box, then click Search.
  • Browse the search results list. Records for available items will indicate Held by: Kean University Nancy Thompson Library and will indicate access options, including the ones listed below:
    • Access Online (eBook)
    • Available Kean University Nancy Thompson Library - Main Collection (print book – note Call Number)
    • Available Kean University Nancy Thompson Library - Reference Collection (print book – note Call Number)
    • Available Kean University Nancy Thompson Library - Juvenile Collection (print book – note Call Number)
    • Access Online (full-text periodical article)
    • Access Online (eVideo - online streaming video)
    • Access Online (eJournal / eMagazine - periodical homepage in a library database)
    • Listen to audio (eMusic - online streaming music)
    • Access Online (freely available website)
  • When you click Access Online or Listen to audio while off-campus (and sometimes while on-campus), you will need to login (when prompted) with your Kean Google email username and password.
  • Review the checkboxes listed along the left side of your search results list, where you will see many options for limiting your search results, including Content (Full Text or Peer Reviewed), Format (such as, Article, Chapter, Print book, eBook, etc.), Year, and Language.
  • WorldCat Discovery search results typically default to items available through Kean University Nancy Thompson Library. However, you may open up your search to items held by other libraries by clicking the checkbox next to Libraries Worldwide. If you are interested in accessing any of these non-Kean items, click the item’s title, click the Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button, then fill out and submit the form.

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