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Online Students Use of the Library

This guide is intended for students who are using the library online to help guide the experience and make the library website easier to understand and use!


LionSearch can be considered the Penn State Libraries version of  Google. It is the discovery system that searches a lot of, but not all, the resources that the library owns. LionSearch has several different features including assets to refine your search and the ability to request electronic or physical materials.

This page will contain several important links to different resources that the library offers to you as World Campus students. Make sure to use this box as a way to begin navigating the library website. The image below is taken from the PSU Libraries Home Page and is focusing your attention on LionSearch. Use LionSearch to begin searching for resources from the library. 

A screen shot of the libraries home page showing the location of the search box for LionSearch, which is the tab named 'books, articles and more' under the word 'find'

Using the CAT (Catalog)

The below video helps you learn how to search the CAT to find books!

Important Resource Links