Find a library resource
The Schmidt Library offers you a wide variety of physical resources (books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs) and digital resources (eBooks, online journals, and streaming media) from our collections. Here, we have guides to help you find what you want.
Tip: Once you find and use resources, here's how to cite your sources and add a bibliography in Google Docs.
Find a physical resource
Search our library's catalog of books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs.
Find it in our catalog
After searching above, you can Limit Search Results in the menu on the left.
Tip: If what you want isn't in the catalog, see the Can't find what you want? section of this article for more options.
When you find what you want, take note of the Shelf Number.
See the Pick it up in person section of this article for further instructions, or place a hold.
Place a hold
The Available line will tell you how many copies we have.
Note: 0 means it's currently checked out.
Select Place Hold, if you want it next.
Follow the prompt to log in with your YCP ID #, if you haven't already.
Tip: Your Pin is "changeme", if you haven't changed it.
Select Place Hold(s).
You'll be notified when it's available, then you may pick up your hold at the Schmidt Library.
Follow the shelf number
Use the Find it in our catalog section, above, to find your book or item's Shelf Number.
Use our library map to help you find shelf locations.
Our shelves are labeled with the classifications they contain.
See the Browse by classification section, below, for details.
Bring the book or item to the LTS Help Desk to check out.
Tip: Visit us there, or contact us, if you need help.
Narrow your search
Select a class from the Class list, below.
This will bring you to a list of its subclasses.
Select a subclass.
This will bring you to a list of its topics.
Find a topic, then take note of its topic number (the combination of letters and numbers beside the topic).
Follow the more specific labels, on our shelves and books, to find the matching topic number.
Find it in Summon
After searching above, you can limit search results in the Facets Menu on the left, or by selecting Advanced in the upper right.
For these options on smaller screens, you may have to select the Facets Menu (funnel symbol) in the upper left, or the Menu ☰ > Advanced in the upper right.
Under your desired result, select Full Text Online.
If that link isn't there, make sure that you're logged in.
If it still isn't there, then the full text is not available in Summon. Use the Find a physical resource section of this article to search our catalog for it, or the Can't find what you want? section for more options.
Email it to yourself or others & get its citation
To the right of your desired result, select Email this item ✉ (envelope).
Fill out the form
Send email to: Enter your email address (or that of anyone you wish).
Choose a Citation Format: Select the format needed for your research, paper, etc.
Note: Double check this citation for accuracy. Contact your professor to learn what they expect.
Message: Optional; enter any notes or reminders you also want in the email.
Follow any more prompts, then select Send.
See its sources or derivative works
If the sources or derivatives of a result are also available, then you'll see Cites and/or Cited by under your desired result.
To access the sources of your result, select Cites.
To access works for which your result is a source (derivatives), select Cited by.
Find reserves & e-reserves
Faculty often set aside resources (physical and digital) for students to use for their course.
Check out reserved items (students)
Place items on reserve (faculty)
- Schmidt Library owned items can not be placed on indefinite reserve.
- Personal items placed on reserve are expected to be picked up by the end of December for the Fall semester, and end of May for the Spring semester. If they are not, they will be sent to your department via inter-departmental mail.
Archives & Special Collections
Peruse YCP and York's past photos, yearbooks, course catalogs, books, and more.