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ENGL 101/102 - Crispin - Penn Valley: Catalog Searching

Tips for Searching the Catalog

  • Try keyword searching even if searching for a title--sometimes a subtitle or a subtle variation can throw off the search.
  • It's usually most convenient to start local, and then move to larger--so begin in the Penn Valley catalog and expand your search, as opposed to starting with the widest net possible.
  • Start early, if you can, so you can maximize your resources through KC Towers or MOBIUS.
  • When requesting from MOBIUS, make sure the item is Available in at least one library--items are shown even if they are checked out!
  • You can limit to just physical books on the results page by clicking Modify Search, and selecting BOOK/JOURNAL under "Other Format"

Searching the Local Catalog

Searching the KC Metro Area

Searching All of Missouri