Once you find an item in the catalog, first check to see if it is available.
If the item is available, look for the location and call number. The location will tell you the building and collection the item is in. If the item is in the Annex, use the request options to have it sent to Hesburgh Library or the branch of your choice. If the item is in Hesburgh Library or one of the branches, you can find it on the shelves, or request to have it pulled for you and held at Hesburgh Library or the branch of your choice.
The call number will tell you where it is on the shelf. If the item is in the Hesburgh Library, you can find the floor it is on by looking at the library floor maps; once on the appropriate floor, look on the ends of shelves to see the call number range in each row. Staff at Hesburgh or the branches can answer questions about using call numbers.
If you can’t find the item you want in OneSearch, your library can request a copy from another library through Interlibrary Loan. Contact your ILL department for more information (Notre Dame, Holy Cross).
Indexes and databases are like search engines, usually dealing with a broad subject. They:
Help you search for articles on a particular topic.
May provide the full text of the article.
May also contain records for government documents, books and book chapters, dissertations, theses, images, and more.
Both OneSearch and Google Scholar can find articles by title and link you to the full text through your library. If you can’t find a matching article citation, you can also look up the journal the article is in in the ND Catalog, Catalog Classic or the eJournal Locator, and browse to the matching year and issue.
If you can’t find the full text of the item you want, your library can request a copy from another library through Interlibrary Loan. Contact your ILL department for more information (Notre Dame, Holy Cross).
You do not need to sign in to search the ND Catalog or Catalog Classic. If you try to access any of our online resources that require signing in, you will be prompted to do so.
Signing into the ND Catalog or Catalog Classic lets you:
In OneSearch, signing in also lets you see all article records we have activated, though many are available without signing in first. If you have a NetID but are not able to sign in to OneSearch, you can use this proxied OnesSearch link to access those same results.
To sign-in, enter your NetID and password, or the NDID from the front of your Irish1 Card or the 14-digit barcode number on your Holy Cross College ID card and your PIN (the month and date of your birthday, mmdd). Your library catalog PIN may not be the same as your door PIN.
Both the ND Catalog and Catalog Classic have several functions for saving and emailing search results. You can:
Faculty and staff can have books delivered to their department or branch library.
All members of Notre Dame can request to have books pulled from the stacks and held at the branch of your choice, and faculty, staff and graduate students can request scans of individual articles or book chapters.
Set your delivery location for local materials in the ND Catalog or Catalog Classic, and your delivery location for interlibrary loan materials in your Interlibrary Loan settings.
In Catalog Classic, there is an option within Advanced Search to show new titles added to the catalog within the last 7, 30, or 90 days in the Multi-field Keyword Search box.
In OneSearch or the ND Catalog, you can sign in, construct a search, save it using the bookmark icon at the top of your search results, and then turn on notifications for new records added to the catalog that meet your search criteria.