Use HoyaSearch to find articles, books, films, and more at Georgetown University Libraries and at the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). WRLC includes American University, Catholic University of America, Howard University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Marymount University, and the University of the District of Columbia.
The following steps will walk you through the basics of finding Georgetown books in HoyaSearch:
1. Enter the title, author, or other keywords into the search box on the library's homepage, select GU Only, and then click search.
2. From the results screen, identify the correct title.
3. To view more information about the book, including availability and links to online full text, click the title to view the complete record. See How to Find a Book on the Shelf below for more information on finding books in the library.
For more help in searching, check out the following short tutorial videos:
Resources for accessing books or other resources:
To find additional resources, including scholarly articles, primary sources, news, and data, check out the Research Guides. The guides are designed to show you which are the best databases to use in your research in particular disciplines and on certain topics. Below is a selected list of guides that may be good starting places for your research.
If you need help finding the sources you need, you can Get Help at the 3rd floor reference desk or through chat or email, or you can set up a Research Consultation with one of our expert librarians!
The library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize our collections.
Each book has a unique call number that works like an address that you can use to find the exact location of a book on the shelves. The letters and numbers represent subjects. This allows you to browse the shelves by topic. For more information, see the links listed below:
Organizing your work will help your writing process and help you create a successful research project.
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