The library catalog has print books, as well as ebooks, print and electronic journals, videos, and streaming videos. You can find this content by searching our catalog, POLAR. Learn how to search POLAR in the video below.
If you don't find what you need in POLAR, you can try the OhioLINK catalog for books and media. OhioLINK is a consortium of almost all of the academic libraries in Ohio, so it offers access to a huge number of resources.
The wildcard is an advanced search technique that can be used to maximize your search results in library databases. Wildcards are used in search terms to represent one or more other characters.
The two most commonly used wildcards in our library databases are:
Each of the library's databases (and internet search engines) use the wildcard differently. To find out what works in your favorite database, look for the "help" link (usually along the top of the screen).
Our library catalog does not automatically include the plural vs singular results for a word. "Moral virtue" = 711 results in the library catalog, "moral virtues" = 337, and a wildcard search of "moral virtue*" = 910!