The library catalog contains information about physical items owned by the library, including books, e-books, government documents, archives, manuscripts, and discs, but not individual journal articles or book chapters. No login is needed to search the catalog, though an NSU ID is needed to check out books and other physical items.
To access the library catalog directly, click on the "Catalog Search" link in the main menu; use the drop-down field menus to select "Catalog Search." Or use the "FindIt" search box on the homepage. Here is a screenshot of the basic search page; type in a keyword and search.
This is the Advanced Search screen, which allows you to make a search more specific. If you know the author or title of the book you're looking for, you can enter it here. Otherwise, enter a search term or phrase.
The results list shows all the items (books, ebooks, government documents, etc) in the library's collection that match the search terms you entered. Items are listed with the most current publication years first. To view more information about a particular item, click the title.
The detailed record will appear, as in the image below, with bibliographic and location information. Often hyperlinked subject terms related to the item are also shown; use these to extend your search.
Email reference questions to email@example.com. Call (318) 357-4574.