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Carrolline and Other Catalogs
Start with Carrolline (the JCU catalog) to learn which books and other materials are owned by Grasselli Library. There are also links to OhioLINK Central Catalog, WorldCat, area libraries, and Jesuit libraries. You could use one or more of these additional catalogs as a follow-up of your search of Carrolline.

Early English Books Online (EEBO) (1473 - 1700)
Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. Now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 - Current)
Compiled by the Modern Language Association, this is an essential bibliography for literary criticism on all nationalities, periods, types of literature, and authors, with the exception of classical Greek and Latin literature, which is covered in L'Annee philologique. MLAIB is also strong in scholarship on folklore, linguistics, and the teaching of rhetoric, composition, and literature. It covers articles, books, and dissertations in literature and the additional fields mentioned above.

OhioLINK Central Catalog
The combined holding of Ohio college and university libraries, the State Library of Ohio, and a number of public libraries. Books not available in Grasselli may be requested with valid library identification.

WorldCAT
Holdings of libraries worldwide.

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ACLS Humanities E-Book
The full text of quality books in the humanities, classic or new, and chosen by leading scholars for their influence. Also of value are links to book reviews.

Ebsco E-book Collection (formerly netLibrary)
Access 24/7 to the electronic texts of books available in the Grasselli Library collection.

Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK)
Contains thousands of scholarly e-books covering the humanities, sciences and social sciences. These are titles available to all OhioLINK libraries through licensing with the publishers. Students seeking more comprehensive coverage of books should also consult Carrolline and the OhioLINK Central catalog, mentioned above, for unique titles available only in hardcopy at Grasselli or other libraries.

Oxford Scholarship Online
Scholarly books from Oxford University Press, which includes both classic and newly-published works in the humanities and social sciences. New books are added regularly. Because of a slight time lag between the availability of new e-books and when they are cataloged and linked in Carrolline, it can be worthwhile to check Oxford Scholarship Online as well.