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Fashion Studies: Books and Ebooks

This guide will be useful for students in the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs.

The Library Catalog and OneSearch

The Library is now offering curbside pickup of library books and videos. For more information on how to request and pick up library materials consult this page.

The Library catalog is used to search for books, ebooks, and videos.  The Harper Catalog is more than just a catalog, it is a discovery service, meaning it can be used to search through the Library collection but also most of our databases.  This service is called OneSearch.

OneSearch can be used to search Books and videos in the college collection, Library materials in the 90 libraries in I-Share system, Course reserves, Magazine and journal articles or all of these at the same time.

OneSearch Tip

OneSearch works best when you log in. Logging in enables you to search all of the databases and retrieve results. You can also request materials from Harper and other libraries. You can create favorites lists, view your library account, and renew materials. Log in with your portal name and password.

Searching The Library catalog

You can search the catalog and OneSearch in a variety of ways, directly from the Library home page or through the link to the catalog.  The screen shot below shows how you can search Everything or only specific tools like the Library Catalog. Remember you can also search all 90 I-Share Libraries from this screen.


In the results displayed below we searched only the Library Catalog.  The results show books and videos from the collection.  On the right are highlighted facets to further limit your search.You can limit in many ways, some of the most popular are limiting to books or videos or limiting to electronic resources only.


The result set below shows search results from  a search for Everything, Results include entries from reference books, newspaper articles, ebooks and journal articles. You can further limit you search, for example to e-resources, peer reviewed articles, or a specific format like books or newspapers.