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Race and U.S. Environmental History (HIST 3573)

Guide to resources for Dr. Browning's Fall 2023 course

Finding Books in the OU Library

Both Discover and the Local Catalog allow you to find ebooks and printed books housed in Bizzell Memorial Library, the branch libraries, the special collections, the law library, and in storage, which includes the government documents collection. They also list all the journals, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, etc. at these locations. (Discover also lists journal articles, but the catalog does not.)

The catalog is a subset of Discover and automatically retrieves only the ebooks, books, journals, magazines, etc. in the locations mentioned above. In Discover, to see a list of only the books, you must use the filters, or, in "advanced search," limit the search to "material type" "book" before hitting search.

Using Filters to Find Books in Discover

This is a screenshot showing what the filters look like. To limit to books, you would just click on books, which in this case would bring up 138 titles.

Limiting a Search to Books in Discover

This is how to limit a Discover (advanced search) to just books before clicking the search function. (If this picture is too small please use control, or command, and the + sign to increase the size of the content on this webpage.)