Find nearly everything owned by the Cornell University Library by searching the "Classic" Catalog. This includes books, journals, magazines, newspapers, videotapes, audiotapes, music CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, manuscripts, microfilm, microfiche--in short, anything the Library owns.
You can search by author, title, subject heading, call number, or journal title. You can also search by keyword--any combination of words in the author, title, subject, contents, and notes fields. Words are combined using the Boolean operators AND, OR, or NOT. You will have an opportunity to practice this searching in class.
This online catalog also allows you to recall or put a hold on items that are currently checked out by other library users. Clicking on the Requests button allows you to see what you have checked out; you can also renew your books from this page.
Connect to the "Classic" Catalog
Example of a book you might find using this catalog:
Knorr, Karin D.
The manufacture of knowledge : an essay on the constructivist and contextual nature of science.
New York : Pergamon, 1981.
(Olin Library Q175 .K72 +)
Two things to remember about the Classic Catalog:
1. This online catalog lists the holdings of all twenty Cornell libraries.
2. You cannot find journal articles in this catalog. Only the titles of journals, magazines, and newspapers are listed along with the years and volumes that we own.
Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers