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Books, media, etc. - what are they?

These are equivalent to what you would find on the shelf in a library.

  • Books on a single topic by one (or two or three...) authors.
  • Books which are edited volumes where each chapter is written by a different expert.
  • Audio-visual material such as DVDs, videos, CDs, etc.
  • Scores and librettos.

See the Articles tab for locating journals, magazines and newspapers.

Books, Media, etc. - how to search for them

  1. Try a title or keyword search on your topic.
  2. Look at several relevant records from the results list and note words and phrases from the "subject" area.
  3. Go back to the search screen and search BY SUBJECT using the words you identified in step 2.
  4. When you find something useful, either copy down the call number and location (if it is in our library) or submit an interlibrary loan

Browsing the stacks

These are the main areas for education in libraries that use Library of Congress classification and call numbers.

Book Search Tools

One option for finding academic online books is  Proquest E-Book Central


Direct Links to other Catalogs:


Finding Children's Books

To find children's books in BearCat:

1)  Do a subject or author search.

2)  Under "Tweak your results", choose Location, then Crane Juvenile or Crumb Juvenile.

Searching for media

To find DVDs and videos in BearCat:

1)  Do a subject or author search.

2)  Under "Tweak your results", choose Format, then Video.


Crumb Library: 315-267-2485
Crane Library: 315-267-2451

Text Us! (Mon-Fri, 10 - 4): 315-277-3730

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College Libraries


SUNY Potsdam College Libraries
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13617