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Global Resources: Books/EBooks

This guide provides information resources for global study.

Searching for Books and other resources

The UFind Catalog locates records of any items the SIUE Library owns.

I-Share is a regional catalog which indexes records for items that are owned by 70+ academic and research or community college libraries in Illinois.

To request items in I-Share, type the prefix 21811 followed immediately by your Cougar ID number. Leave no space between the prefix and your ID number.

This entire number is your Library ID number and is printed at the bottom of your Cougar Card.  The number will look like: 21811 800xxxxxx  2 is the code for a patron.  1811 is Lovejoy Library's identification number in I-Share, the state-wide system).  Your 9 digit ID number follows this prefix


WorldCat is a global catalog that indexes records for items owned by 55,000 libraries worldwide with over one billion items. 

WorldCat:  Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  Materials owned by SIUE are highlighted and linked.

Other Catalogs

World Digital Library: Primary source materials from around the world.

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Resources Network:  A collaborative initiative of CRL and higher academic research institutions to support international studies through the preservation and exchange of knowledge and source materials.  SIUE affiliates can borrow materials.

EBook Collections