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Ethel K Smith Library

ER 7950: Doctoral Capstone Project - Compton: Finding Books & More - Fetch!

Understanding your Results

Fetch! is the library discovery service. It searches over 88 library databases as well as the library catalog. An example of the results for a search for FERPA is found below, containing journal articles, book results, and a research starter.


When you for terms in Fetch! you'll need to limit your searches to items found in the library catalog by using the Catalog Only limiter found on the left sidebar of your search results screen. After checking that box you'll be left with physical and electronic items related to your search terms. Continue filtering your results until you are satisfied with your results, you can limit by type of item, date published, language, and more!

The the main things you'll need from the catalog search results to find your item in the library are: Title (2010 FERPA Guide...), Call Number (KA 4256 .5 .A3281974)

As a service to our learners who may not be able to conveniently access the library, you are able to request books through Bulldog Delivery!

Call Numbers ending with "eb" represent eBooks or PBS Videos.  These items are accessible from the database listed within results record.
If prompted, enter your Wingnet userid and password for remote access.



If you find an e-book or other electronic resource you'll have to take a few more steps to get to the content:

In most cases there will be a link to the eResource, in this case the link will take you where you need to go. Other titles will display links such as


What can you do if the library doesn't have what you're looking for?!?

Use Interlibrary Loan to request books that the library doesn't have on hand! You can find your item on and request the book through a simple online form!