Books are best for conducting in-depth research, identifying experts, and understanding the scholarly conversation of your chosen topic. The University Libraries encourages you to ask for help when you cannot find a book. We can help you borrow materials from other libraries.
What is OneSearch?
OneSearch is our new library catalog. It is replacing Chinook Plus and is called a "Webscale Discovery Tool"
Ok, so what is a WebScale Discovery Layer?
It is a subscription service that we purchased from ProQuest. It provides a single search box and Google-like interface. Content is harvested from databases, repositories, the library catalog, and other subscriptions. In other words, it searches the full-text of a large number of articles, eBooks, newspapers, and other resources to match your search with the resources that the University owns or subscribes.
How is this different from Chinook?
A catalog like Chinook did a pretty good job of connecting users to books inside the library. It did not do a good job of connecting users to journal articles, newspaper articles, reports, and other odds and ends that the library spends a lot of money on.
What is your favorite thing about OneSearch?
Just like Google, I can copy and paste all the information about a journal article directly into the search box. OneSearch is really great for 'known-item' searches. It also does a better job of linking to the full-text of the document.
Take your BuffOne Card or photo ID to the circulation desk or a self-check out station.
Undergraduates: 28 day loan period; up to 300 items
Graduates/ Faculty/ Staff: 180 day loan period; up to 300 items
Is the book you want checked-out? Or is it a book that CU Libraries does not own? Look for the Prospector button to request it from another library. In a few business days, you may pick up the book from the circulation desk which you designate.
To request materials that CU and Prospector don't own, login to ILLiad, the Interlibrary Loan system.