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.
Your BuffOne Card or photo ID will serve as your library card.
Undergraduates: 28 day loan period
Graduates/ Faculty/ Staff: 180 day loan period
Fall 2020 & Materials Access
The Libraries are licensing as much digital content as possible to meet the resource needs of CU Boulder educators, students and researchers. See the Off-Campus Access page for more information. Contact Ask a Librarian or your subject specialist for help.
Explore our ebook collections.
Explore electronic journals.
Interlibrary Loan is available to request electronic books and articles.
Effective March 2020: Prospector and Mobius are not accepting requests for materials.