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Discover Library Resources
Are you a pro at finding the right information? This module will introduce you to a variety of library resources, offer tips about when and why to use them, and highlight one featured resource in each category.
Using the Snoopy Library Catalog, you will often see a Google preview included. Also:
- Get the book in your hands in 5 minutes
- Discover our 97,000 e-books in the catalog (complete books online)
- Send book info to your cell via text or QR code
- See table of contents and/or a summary of the book
- Search for books on similar subjects
Learn more about how to find books.
- Consistently high quality images (up to 10,000 pixels)
- Some images exclusively found in ARTstor, not generally made public, e.g. items from museums, architect's renderings, etc.
- Descriptive data and cataloging
- Multiple ways to search (e.g. browse by collection)
- Sharing within groups (e.g. a shared collection for a class)
- Easy zoom and detail capture
- Detailed credits and source information for all images; citing made easy
- Rights to use images in presentations and classwork without copyright infringement concerns
The Library has an extensive collection of DVDs including feature films and documentaries. You don't have to guess who made the videos, or how they were put together.
The library's collection of online newspapers is extensive. You can search both current and historical newspapers online.
- Search a specific newspaper or several at once
- Choose where your news is coming from
- Read historical newspapers or current
- See news in context: Many papers feature page images of actual printed page (including historic and small publications)
- Use ProQuest Newsstand to access the Press Democrat, San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times
- Take a look at our collections.
North Bay Regional & Special Collections in the Library provide targeted access to area maps, historic photographs, and rare documents. In addition to print collections, unique resources are digitized continually to promote easy online access to the North Bay's cultural heritage. Take a look at a few examples.
The SAGE eReference collection is a great starting point for authoritative overviews written by scholars and experts in the field. It is one collection of many. See all our online encyclopedias and dictionaries.
- Authoritative sources
- Over 100 online reference works
- Browse by subject or search all at once
- Many entries include data, tables and graphs