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WorldCat is Ryan Library's catalog. It includes a variety of resources:
A few things you should know:
Ryan Library subscribes to thousands of eBooks through two different ebook collections:
PLNU's College Composition courses use the 8th ed. of the St. Martin's Handbook as a guide to research. Review important information about the research process and some types of resources on the following pages:
Pg. 201-202: Beginning the research process; reference works
Pg. 205-206: Finding books to use as sources
Pg. 200-201: Scholarly vs. popular sources
Pg. 203-204: Advanced search options
InterLibrary Loan allows members of the PLNU community to request articles from another library.
Before you request an article, complete the following steps (in this order) to verify that the article is not available at PLNU:
Do you work or attend classes at a PLNU location other than the main campus? Use the Interlibrary Loan form to request books or articles from PLNU's Ryan Library.
Ryan Library subscribes to over 80 Reference Databases. These resources offer online access to journal and magazine articles and/or citations.
For general research, we recommend starting with one of these two databases:
Log in using your PLNU username and password.
For research within a specific discipline, try starting with one of our Research Guides.
Use these one of these options when requesting items that are not available at Ryan Library:
Please select either the article or book form