The library's online catalog is the gateway to the print, microform, audio-visual and electronic resources in the library collection.
The catalog is easy to use and can be searched by key word, title, and author. Each record retrieved furnishes a "Location," such as Main Stacks, California Section, International, General Collection, Reserve, Reference, or Periodicals, to direct patrons to the appropriate collection. Click on any location link to display a library map highlighting the location. The "Call #" provides the exact shelf location of the item within the collection. "Status" indicates whether or not the material has been checked out to another patron.
The library home page serves as a gateway to the electronic resources to which the library subscribes. Offerings include legal periodical indexes, and a variety of full-text periodical, statistical, legislative and governmental resources. Authentication as a Southwestern student, faculty or staff member is required for off-campus access to certain licensed electronic resources. Authentication requires the patron’s name and the bar code number from the back of the Southwestern ID card. If your card was printed without a number, stop by the Circulation Desk and have a label added to your card.