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K-State Libraries Catalog

The Catalog shows items in collections owned by Kansas State University Libraries (Manhattan and Salina campuses) or available to us by purchased license or linked access.

When do I use the Catalog and when do I use Search It?

Use the Catalog to search for books, journals, videos, music, maps, and other resources in our collections or available online. Also, look in the Catalog for items placed on Course Reserve by faculty.

Use Search It, or one of our databases (see below), to find chapters within books, articles from journals, and many other types of resources in our collections, linked online, or in other collections.

When is a database search preferable to either Catalog or Search It

Library databases, unlike the Catalog, are external to our collections, specialized, and are either freely accessible ("open source") or licensed for educational use. They feature citations with or without full texts to journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, and some offer ebooks, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations. 

If you are focused on extensive research in one subject, select a subject specific database. If you are exploring across several subjects, try a general database such as ProQuest Research Library.

See also:
Databases - links to our databases
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