Books and A/V items can be found in the library's online and physical collections. There are several ways you can search for these types of sources in our collections.
Find a book or A/V item in a database that just provides an abstract or description about the item or listed on another item's Reference or Works Cited bibliography? Use the Library's Resource Search or traditional catalog to see if we have the item in one of our online or print collections. If we don't, use ILLiad to request it.
From the Library's homepage (library.fitchburgstate.edu), enter your search terms in the Resource Search box under the ALL tab. (Ex. Shakespeare AND women)
From the results page, you can use filters in the left-hand column such as Content Type to narrow down to books, videos, and so on. To see all of the available Content Types, click on the More... link to get the full list as a pop-up box and select the type(s) you want to see. For example to see just streaming audio and videos, in the pop-up box click on the green check marks next to Streaming Audio and Streaming Video then click on Apply at the top of the box. You now see only these items. Click on the Available Online link to access the streaming audio or video.
Search for books in the Gallucci-Cirio library via the traditional catalog by typing the title of a book, an author's name, or keyword in the search box below:
Try one of these suggested subjects or contact us for assistance:
|Academic Achievement||Education, Higher||Montessori|
|Child Development||Education, Secondary||Nursery Schools|
|Child Language||Educational Psychology||School Management and Organization|
|Education||Effective Teaching||School Violence|
|Education History||Exceptional Children||Special Education|
|Education, Elementary||Manual Training||Vocational Education|
When searching in the catalog, you can also click on a title in your results list to see subjects.
if you have a citation from your professor or from a footnote or a bibliography in another source, the citation should provide all the information you need to find it, even when it is in a citation style you don't know. A citation contains nuggets of information that usually identify:
You can use these nuggets to quickly track it down. Here are some citation examples and tips for quickly checking to see if we have it:
Article citations - Identify the title of the Journal, then use our Journal Locator Tool to see if we have it. (Using the Journal Locator Tool). Below is an APA and an MLA citation for the same article showing where you will find the journal title and other nuggets of information.
Book citations - Identify the title of the book and type it into the Library Catalog's search box or our Resource Search box on the library's home page. Below is an APA and an MLA citation for the same book showing where you will find the book title and other nuggets of information.