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FYS 100 - The Truth of Suffering (Forte - Fall 2014): Finding Books

cataLION Quick Tips

To find books and AV materials at Albright, check our cataLION (Online Public Access Catalog).

If you cannot locate what you need in the OPAC, try some of the other catalogs listed to find materials in other libraries, which can be interlibrary loaned.

cataLION search tips:

  • The cataLION "library catalog" mode searches like Google. It tries to match as many of your terms as possible with the best matches appearing on the first pages.
  • The database will do automatic truncation, both left and right, so truncation symbols are not needed.  E.g., typing in rain will find both rainfall and brain.
  • The database is searchable by title, author, subject or keyword options.  When searching by keyword mode only input the keywords and ignore the prepositions, articles, etc to make the search more efficient.


cataLION Searching

To find a book or AV material, enter your search here:


  • To perform a more comprehensive search, use the cataLION advanced search option.
  • Log in to be able to see what you checked out, place holds and create saved lists.

Finding Books

Use the Albright cataLION OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)  to find books on whatever topic you want to research.

The call number will indicate where the item is shelved and the availability information will indicate if the item is checked out or not.  The Library uses the Dewey Decimal classification system.  The 000s through 700s are loacted on the second floor of the Library while the 800s and 900s are on the third floor.

The cataLION catalog also located electronically available books -- you will see the phrase "electronic resource" i the title.  All of these book can be read online on any computer while some can be downladed to a device and read later.

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