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How to Get Started Finding Library Materials

Learn how to: Find a Book | Use Databases and Watch Tutorials | Get a Library Card | Find an Article

Find a Book

To find a book or e-book at the library, use IUCAT, the IU Kokomo Library's online catalog. You can access IUCAT from the library homepage.

On the library homepage, you will see three boxes below the main EDS search box. IUCAT is listed under the first box, Discovery.

Screenshot of IUCAT on library homepage

On the IUCAT homepage, you can immediately begin searching for library materials using the search box. When you access IUCAT from the IU Kokomo Library homepage, by default your search results will be limited to items held by IU Kokomo. You can expand your search to other IU Libraries by checking the "All IUCAT" box located beneath the search box. If you would like to request materials from other IU libraries or conduct an advanced search, we recommend you first log in to IUCAT. Do so by clicking the Login/My Account link on the righthand side of the upper navigation menu.

IUCAT homepage

More IUCAT Help

Enliten for IUCAT

IUCAT: How to Read Call Numbers

Database and Other Tutorials

The Library has a large collection of databases that comprise full text articles, e-books, streaming videos, primary sources, government documents, and more. These databases may be accessed through the Databases by links on the library homepage. We have compiled lists of databases by name (A-Z), Subject, and Type. Additional ideas for finding and using databases may be found here: Tips for Using the Database Lists.

For a listing of other video and interactive tutorials available through the Library, please see our Tutorials page.

Get a Library Card

To check out library materials, you must present your Indiana University borrower's card at the Circulation desk. For students and faculty (resident and adjunct), a University ID card also serves as a library card. To obtain a student ID, contact the Bursar's Office, located in Room 205 in the Kelley Student Center (KC)

Indiana residents may obtain a borrower's card by presenting a valid Indiana driver's license or proof of residency. Read more about resources available to Indiana residents on our Library Resources for Visitors page.

Find an Article

Enliten Tutorial: Finding Articles

Enliten Tutorial: Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Enliten Tutorial: Copyright & Plagiarism

Additional instructions for locating articles in the library's collection may be found on our How to Find Articles page.

Where are the library's collections located? See our Library Map (PDF) for details.

For additional help finding or using library resources, please Ask A Librarian.

Last Updated: 7 January 2015

Last updated: 08/24/2015