Q. What's the difference between "Library Collections" and "Library Collections, Databases, and More"?


Good question! "Library Collections" includes catalog records for the Rakow Library's collections, as well as the Glass Article Index (a database of glass article citations). Think of it like your standard library catalog - you're searching our collections. If you want to know, for example, what we have on stained glass at the Rakow Library, search "Library Collections."

"Library Collections, Databases, & More" includes our library catalog, plus many of the databases we subscribe to. On top of that, you'll also be searching millions of online resources that are either freely available or easy to request, like HathiTrust, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, Directory of Open Access Journals, WorldCat, Gallica, and Project Gutenberg. So if you want to find information about stained glass and don't mind whether it comes from a book in our library or a journal article in an online database, use "Library Collections, Databases, & More."

I hope that helps!


  • Last Updated Jan 05, 2018
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  • Answered By Rebecca Hopman

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