Finding Materials Inside the Samford University Library

To recap:

If You Need:
Look To:
A Book, CD, DVD, Video or Score Search for whatever information you have about the material in the Catalog and be sure to write down the Location, Status and Call Number. Floor maps will assist you in locating your material once you come to the library.
An Article in a Periodical Make sure you have the complete citation for your article from the database, bibliography, or other source in which you found it. Search the Full-Text Journal Finder to see if we have the periodical electronically and the Catalog to see if we have the periodical in print.
Government Documents For materials published after 1976 search for the material in the Catalog. For materials published prior to 1976, check the the government documents finding aids and check with a Reference Librarian.
Statistics Start by choosing a resource from the Samford University Library's Statistics Webpage or searching the Statistical Abstract of United States for your topic. If you have no luck, check with a Reference Librarian.
Literary Criticism Search the online databases available on the Languages & Literature page, search the catalog for your author or the title of the work and browse the reference collection's criticism series for original and reprinted critical essays. Use the Catalog & Full-Text Journal Finder to find the full text of any citation .
Reviews Use electronic general databases for recent books or movies to find reviews in newspapers and popular magazines. For more in-depth reviews, check subject-specific databases in the field and Book Review Digest, which has some scholarly sources. For older books and movies, start with print resources and JSTOR which contains mostly older scholarly journals. Use the Catalog & Full-Text Journal Finder to find the full text of any citation .
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