Finding a book in CONSORT, OhioLINK and WorldCat

Finding a book in CONSORT, OhioLINK and WorldCat

To check if the book you want is already in our library, go to the library homepage and search the CONSORT catalog. The book I want is called “American pandemic” in quotes, so I search that title and there’s the book in our Science Library. No need to request it through Interlibrary Loan. There might also be a book you want that we don’t have, in our library, but is in OhioLINK. So there’s a book called “The Great Bird Flu Hoax”. We don’t get any search results, but click the red Search OhioLINK button and click the green Request button, and our system will automatically reach out to these Ohio libraries and the book will arrive here at the Gault desk within 2 or 3 [business] days. Now let’s do a third search. There’s a book called “Planning For Bird Flu.” in quotes. I searched CONSORT, I searched OhioLINK, but it’s in neither of them. Let’s go to a website called, which is a global catalog covering libraries all over the world. I type in “Planning For Bird Flu” and there it is. Click Request Item through Interlibrary Loan, and it will automatically load all the book’s data into the form for an interlibrary loan request. Click Submit request, and you’re done. You’ll get an email when the book arrives for you, but do expect to potentially wait for many days, maybe up to 2 weeks. Don’t use interlibrary loan if you’re on a tight deadline. If you’re still having trouble, you’re best off contacting your librarian for help.

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