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Online Resources or Databases provide information about the contents of journals, magazines, book chapters and newspaper articles. Some databases are full text, some only provide author, title, and page number information.
Electronic Journal Finder: search by journal title to find out if and where the journal is available in full text.
Library Catalog: Determine if Denison owns a journal, magazine or newspaper through a library catalog "journal title search". Titles accessible electronically are also in the catalog.
Interlibrary Loan: Obtain articles from journals, magazines and newspapers that are not available at Denison.
- Please note:
- Most journals are located on the 2nd Floor of the library.
- Current journals are on display.
- Older journals are bound and then given call numbers and shelved, or they are on microform.
- Pre-1940 journals are stored on the 7th floor in Archives & Special Collections.
- A select number of journals are also located in the Chemistry & Physics library.
Use the CONSORT Catalog to find out what videos and sound recordings the library owns.
To obtain a list of all audiovisual materials of a specific type:
Conduct a KEYWORD search using an asterisk (*) as your keyword, and limit your search to the type of medium you wish to see: DVD, VHS, Music CD, Cassette Tape, or LP.
To see a list of all theatrical releases:
Conduct the same search as above, using "motion picture" as your keyword.
If you know the artist or principal performers, but not the title of the work, try conducting a KEYWORD or AUTHOR search using their names.
For a/v materials related to a specific subject, conduct a SUBJECT search using likely subject terms (ie- "soul music," "concertos," "oceanography, " "film noir").
If you are looking for a specific genre, you can conduct a SUBJECT search by that genre (ie- "comedy films," "animated films," "rock music," "world music.").
To find or book cameras, audio recorders, etc. available at the Library's Circulation Desk, search Library Catalog using a title search for MTS. This will return a list of our circulating equipment.
All videos and CDs, including AV course reserves, are located behind the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor of the library.
The first step in locating books is to search the CONSORT Catalog.
Location of Library Materials: a key to the physical location of books in the Denison library.
OhioLINK catalog: Search the 83 academic libraries of OhioLINK.
Location of Government Documents:
The Government Documents office and the most frequently used publications in print and microfiche are located on the 3rd (Main) Floor of the library.
19th Century publications, older Census materials and fragile materials are located on the 7th Floor (Archives & Special Collections).
Government Documents on microfilm are located on the second floor.
Library Map Room
This room is on the lower level floor of the library and is referred to in the catalog is as DEN Library Map. The maps located in this room are mostly geological or topographical and include:
7.5 minute topographic series for all states,
15 minute and 30 minute series (which the USGS discontinued after World War II in favor of the 7.5 minute series),
a number of miscellaneous maps including some volumes of the Geologic Atlas of the United States published between 1894 and 1945.
Ask the reference librarian for help locating any of these maps.
In addition there are two cases of maps listed in the CONSORT Catalog as DEN Lib. Map Rm. Case #1 or DEN Lib. Map Rm. Case #2. They include the National Atlas, Census Map Series, and political maps of the world produced by the U.S. Government and the National Geographic Society.
In addition to the locations listed above CONSORT Catalog also contains maps in Den Documents Pamphlet and Den Docs CD Rom. Both of these locations are in the Documents Area on the main floor of the Library.
The main collection also includes many atlases which can be found through the CONSORT Catalog.
Current newspapers are on display on the 2nd Floor of the library, and then kept for a limited amount of time shelved behind the newspaper display on the second floor.
Older newspapers on microform are also located on the second floor.
To find out whether the Library subscribes to a particular newspaper, please consult the CONSORT Catalog.
The Library also subscribes to a number of online newspaper databases, both current and historical:
- America's Historical Newspapers
- AP Digital Media Archive
- Ethnic Newswatch
- Historical Newspapers Online
- Newspaper Source
- Ohio Newspapers