Find Books and Book Chapters
Search for books at K-State Libraries and those at other libraries simultaneously. WorldCat can help you to determine if your topic is mentioned within a book. Many records include the table of contents.
We highly recommend the WorldCat Advanced Search option (see image below).
- If WorldCat indicates that we have a title at K-State, you can retrieve the call number from Search It
- open Search It and choose the Advanced Search option (on the right)
- select the K-State Libraries Only option
- change "Any field" to "Title"
- type in the title of the book
- beside Material type select Books
- and click on Search
- If we do not have the title at K-State, use the Get It button and select Not Available? Request from Interlibrary Loan to place an Interlibrary Loan request.
If K-State Libraries owns a copy of a book, this will be indicated in WorldCat with a "K-State Libraries" icon below the title:
Use Search It to get the call number and location in our libraries:
The call number will be displayed next to the library location:
Search It Tips
Using Search It Advanced:
- K-State Libraries Only: Selecting this tab limits your search to what we have available locally.
- Use AND to limit your search: Try entering 2 or 3 search terms (ex. "Pablo Picasso" AND biography).
- When you find a relevant title, use the information under Details to help you find different, perhaps more accurate search terms.
- Search for an artist as an author to view a list of titles with that artist as the primary subject.
- Subjects (or, subject headings) are simple tags used to categorize materials by the main topics of each title.
Sample list of subject headings:
- Art, American — 20th century
- Curry, John Steuart, 1897—1946
- Curry, John Steuart, 1897—1946 — Bibliography
- Curry, John Steuart, 1897—1946 — Criticism and interpretation
- Curry, John Steuart, 1897—1946 — Exhibitions
- Curry, John Steuart, 1897—1946 — Juvenile literature
- Regionalism in art — United States
- Social realism
When you have your call numbers ready, use the Hale Library Building Guide to locate the item on the shelf.