We have a new system that searches the catalog (books, DVDs, etc) plus databases at the same time. It is a good starting point, but I recommend that you still use the regular Library Catalog and Databases.
Here is a sample search on Presidential Campaigns:
You can limit your search by date, subject, etc. Or you can browse the articles. You can also watch a short tutorial on using OneSearch.
You can find books, videos/DVDs, periodicals, and sound recordings in the catalog. You can find the catalog under the banner that says Find Resources. Here is a keyword search on children, television, and violence:
This particular search resulted in 59 results. You can limit by material type or date, or browse the results:
An individual record shows where to find the item (see Map It). You can send yourself a text message with this information. You can also get help creating a citation by clicking on Cite this title.
If you want to find other titles like this one, you can click on an individual subject heading, such as "Television and children--United States. "
The library also has a large collection of DVDs and videos. Some of them circulate and others may only be used in the library. Here is an example of a circulating title:
This particular title is checked out (you can tell because there is a due date instead of "in library." You can place a hold on any item that is checked out and the patron must immediately return it to the library. To place a hold, click on this button:
Then enter your Portal ID and password. Once the item has been returned, you will receive an email.