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Books, DVDs, musical scores, and more library items as well as electronic articles, images, videos, and more can be all searched from OneSearch! See our OneSearch Tips & Tools to learn more.
About Our Collections:
- OneSearch: Search for articles here if you are researching a multidisciplinary topic or you are just beginning your research. OneSearch searches most of our electronic resources as well as those located in the library (books, paper journals, etc.).
- Electronic Resources: This guide includes links and descriptions general and subject-specific electronic databases (such as GeoRef, RILM, Historical Abstracts, PsycInfo, JSTOR, etc.) for more advanced searching. Select the tab for the general subject area of your research to find the best database for your searching.
Streaming Audio & Video
- The audio and video electronic resources guide includes links and descriptions to our our streaming music databases, including Academic Video Online, Digital Theatre Plus, Met Opera on Demand, and Qwest TV.
- The open access music resources guide includes a large collection of digitized scores, sound resources, theme identifiers, and more.
- ARTstor Image Library provides tools and software to search, present, and share over one million digital images both online and offline for research and teaching purposes.
- Lawrence University Department of Theatre Arts Productions collection, located in Artstor's public collections, contains images, programs and other materials from theater productions that have been produced by the Lawrence University Department of Theatre Arts.
- Streaming video of many recent productions is available at Theatre Arts Production Recordings
- Image Databases on the Web: This guide contains a large collection of links to image collections on a wide range of topics, disciplines, and organizations. It also includes helpful information on citations, copyright, and public domain.
Contact our Digital Collections Librarian with questions about searching for images or using images in your classroom or publication.
Lux: Lawrence University Institutional Repository
- Lux contains a wide variety of scholarly and creative works produced by Lawrence University students, faculty, and staff. Lux brings these resources together in one place ensuring the long-term access and preservation of our vibrant academic community.
- Popular selections from Lux include: Lawrence University Honors Projects | Studio Art Major Senior Exhibitions | The Lawrentian archive, 1923-2017
eBooks, Book Databases & Audiobooks
- EBSCO eBook Collection General topic collection of eBooks (access is restricted to current Lawrence students, faculty, and staff).
- The Languages & Literature tab in the electronic resources guide includes multiple historic book databases, such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
- OverDrive Digital Library can be accessed through the Appleton Public Library. These provide access to many popular fiction and non-fiction titles in eBook and audiobook format. An Appleton Public Library card is required, which is available to Lawrence University students by visiting the public library.
- The Internet Archive, Directory of Open Access Books, Google Books, and the HathiTrust are all online sites with access to eBooks.
- The Mudd Library has a collection of audio books and other text CDs on the first floor.
Books, Music, Video & More in the Library
- Books located in the main collection (3rd and 4th floors) can be checked out by all Lawrence students, faculty, and staff. For more on checking out books and many other library materials, see our Circulation page.
- See our Call Numbers Locations guide to find popular subject areas and their corresponding call number letters and location in the Mudd Library.
- The library houses multiple special collections, which are collections that focus on a particular topic or historic significance. See our Special Collections page to learn more about the Civil War, Milwaukee-Downer, Kruse, and Wisconsin Collections, as well as the rooms in which they are held.
- Our reference collection (located on the first floor) includes general and subject-specific encyclopedias, indexes, dictionaries, and more. We also provide access to a range of electronic reference sources. See the Reference tab of our Electronic Resources guide for a list.
Music & Scores, Audio, and Video
- Search the library catalog to find video (mostly DVD) documentaries, popular films, theatrical productions, and more.
- Search the library catalog to find scores, CDs, music literature, and more.
Contact our Music Librarian if you have questions about finding music, or would like a score or music recording purchased for the library.
Can't Find a Book in the Mudd Library?
- WorldCat: Includes materials from libraries all over the world. Great place to search.
- Appleton Public Library: Nearest public library to campus.
- Interlibrary Loan: Information about borrowing items from other libraries.
- The Mudd Library is part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to collect, preserve, and make available publications created by the U.S. government. We are also a Selective Depository Library for State of Wisconsin documents.
- We are also a Selective Depository Library through the Wisconsin Document Depository Program, which means we receive a portion of the thousands of documents published by Wisconsin state agencies.
- See our Goverment Documents guide for more information about searching for these documents in the library, and for finding resources online.
- Federal Documents can be found on Level A of the Mudd Library and Wisconsin Documents can be found on the 4th floor.
Print newspapers can be found on the first floor in front of the Circulation desk. We currently subscribe to the following:
- Wisconsin & National Newspapers: Appleton Post-Crescent | Chicago Tribune | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | New York Times | Wall Street Journal
- International Newspapers: Kul'tura (Russian, Moscow) | The Times Daily (London) | Die Zeit (German, Hamburg)
Electronic Newspaper Databases
- See the News and Newspapers tab on our electronic resources guide for a list of databases that include newspapers and news coverage, includes NexisUni, General OneFile, African American Newspapers 1827-1998, and more.
To learn about how we select items for our collection, see our Collection Development Policy.
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