Answered By: ESC Sara Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023 Views: 64
If you need to find a book or journal that isn’t available in the online library, you do have some options:
- WorldCat searches thousands of libraries’ online catalogs from around the world. Click the title of the source to get the item information, and enter your zip code. WorldCat will then list the libraries that have your information source, in order by proximity.
- SUNY Open Access Policy – bring your university photo ID to the librarians at any SUNY, CUNY or New York community college library to ask how you can take out books, use the print journals and possibly the online databases while you are in the building.
- Interlibrary Loan - electronic delivery of articles and single book chapters that aren’t available through the Empire State College Online Library.
- Google Scholar searches for books and scholarly articles. When you access Google Scholar, you have the option to go into your Settings and set it so that your search results will link to full text in the Empire State College Online Library, whenever available.
- Local College and University Libraries sometimes have programs for community borrowers. Call ahead to find out whether there are any conditions or fees.
- Public Libraries Near You may offer interlibrary loan services for articles and books. Call ahead to find out if they offer interlibrary loan services.
- Online used book stores can be more affordable, and most allow you to resell your book when you’re done with it.
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