This simple keyword search box takes you directly into the local Ort Library catalog.
Google Books is a great way to locate relevant books and preview them. However, Google Books only offers you the entire text of a book by publisher's permission or if the copyright has expired.
Search for library books, articles from library databases, and more ... simultaneously from one box!
catalogUSMAI lists books, government documents, periodical holdings (journals, magazines, newspapers), videos, audio materials, and other non-print items owned by FSU and the other University System of Maryland (USM) campuses and Affiliated Institutions.
At the Basic Search screen, use the pull-down menu to select the type of search you wish to conduct (word, author, title, etc.):
To find books about a subject, person, place, or event:
At the Advanced Search Screen, you have multiple boxes with pull down menus for power searching. You can also limit your search to a specific format (book, dissertation, film/video, etc.) or a specific collection.
You can determine the Availability of materials by clicking on the Holdings link. The following window appears:
Borrowing Books from other USM Libraries using Request an Item in Catalog USMAI
If you are a registered Library borrower, you may request that circulating materials from other USMAI Libraries be sent to the FSU Library for you to check out. To place a request for a book, follow these steps:
To borrow materials not available in the USMAI System, use the Interlibrary Loan service at: ILLiad at http://usmai.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/mfs/logon.html. You will need to log in using your barcode number as username, and your last name (with first letter capitalized) as password.
Resources to help you use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style: