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Often most effective for books, also includes videos, maps, music and other formats in the Librarie's collections. Does NOT include articles from newspapers or journals.
This is the online catalog of materials owned by Penn State Libraries. All formats (books, journals, audiovisuals, maps, recordings, etc.) are included. Circulation status for individual items is also provided. Coverage: Presently contains about 7 million records. Updates: Continuous up-to-the-minute as new records are added.
Millions of searchable books from academic libraries.
Sponsored by the libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California, and other partners, HathiTrust is a repository of digitized materials in all disciplines. Its content--primarily scanned books and journals-- may be searched via authors, titles, subjects, and other data elements.
Materials not at Penn State
If Penn State does not have what you need, you can request materials directly from other libraries and have them delivered to Penn State using these databases.
The Center acquires rare items on behalf of member institutions. Items held by CRL are available on loan to Penn State.
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.