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BobCat is NYU Libraries' online search system. Use the "Books & More" tab to search for:
* Use "Books & More" tab to search journal titles. Use ""Articles & Databases" tab to search for articles within journals.
STEP 2: Get the call number.
STEP 3: Check the call number chart.
STEP 4: Get the book from the shelf.
When you're reviewing your database search results and find an article you want, look for a full text icon which can look something like this or this .
If there's no full-text icon, look for this button , which will search NYU Libraries' overall online and print subscriptions for the full text of that article.
Many journals published before 1995 are only available in print format. Back issues of journals in print format are shelved with books in the stacks so you will need to search for the journal title in BobCat to get a call number so you can find the bound journal on the shelf.
If you cannot find the article or book you need, try these services:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which you can obtain materials (books, articles, and more) from other libraries. If it's an article, we'll email it to you, usually within a few days of your request. For books, we recommend EZ Borrow (see below) but in a rush, you can use ILL to request a book chapter.
E-ZBorrow is a service that allows NYU users to search the combined catalogs of more than 50 research and academic libraries, and request books not available at NYU. E-ZBorrow is the fastest way to get a book not available from NYU Libraries. Books are delivered to Bobst within 3 to 5 business days.