When you click the link to the RU Catalog, you are taken to what we call the Classic Catalog. The Classic Catalog is a good option for very specific searches, for instance when you have a specific title or author in mind.
Your other option for searching the catalog is VuFind. When you enter the Classic Catalog, you will see a link next to the words New Catalog Interface; clicking that will take you to VuFind. The VuFind catalog is very useful when you are doing a general search, for example, when you don't have a specific book in mind and would like to browse a variety of books.
VuFind also allows you to create a free account. You can use this account to store your RU ID number and easily request books. It also allows you to save books in a Favorites folder, lets you comment on books, and also creates RSS feeds so that you can subscribe to a search that you have tried in the catalog.
If you have questions about either catalog, be sure to ask a librarian!
The quickest option for finding books is to look in the RU Catalog to see if the library owns a copy of the book you need.
When you have found a book in the RU Catalog, pay attention to the Location of the book, as well as its Call Number and Status:
|Title:||The social animal / Elliot Aronson.|
|Subject (LCSH):||Social psychology|
|Location:||Chicago Circulating Books--Auditorium 10th Floor|
|Call Number:||HM251 .A791995|
Other locations: Contact us by phone, IM, email, or in person for help if a location not listed above appears.