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Black Intellectual Groundworks: Finding Books and DVDs

How Do I Find Items in the Library?

You can find print books, eBooks, and DVDs in the Library using the online Catalog. The Catalog is part of a larger network of catalogs called WorldCat, which includes libraries from around the world. You can restrict your search to just those books in our Library or just on our campus. You can also access eBooks through the Catalog.

Items may be located in one of 7 different areas in the Library; here is a link to the Map of the Library, which can help you find items more easily.

To find items that are part of the B.I.G. collection, do an ADVANCED search. Type in "Black Intellectual Groundworks" and choose "Subject" from the Search Index drop-down arrow.

Here is a link to the catalog.

Easy Catalog Search

Or do a simple search of the catalog here! You can search by keyword, title, or author:

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When searching the library catalog, be sure to make note of the call number and the location (stacks, oversize, reference, etc.) so that you can find your items on the shelf.

How Do I Know I Have Found Something in the B.I.G. Collection?

You will know that you have found something in the B.I.G. collection when you see the phrase "Black Intellectual Groundworks (B.I.G.) Collection" in the Woodbury University Library Notes. You will also see "Black Intellectual Groundworks (B.I.G.) Resources Collection" in the Subject area of the description of the book.

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