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How to locate books in ALICE, Ohio University's Catalog and OhioLINK's Library Catalog. How to request books.
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Why Is ALICE called ALICE?

Who's ALICE?

             Card Catalog

Before on-line catalogs came along there were oak card catalogs.  These catalogs had LOTS of drawers filled with information on how to locate a book. 

The early Internet was not as user-friendly as it is now.  To make these new computerized catalogs less intimidating the on-line catalogs were given names. 

It was thought this would make them seem friendlier to people familiar with the old Card Catalogs. 

Here are a few examples:



  U. of Colorado...Chinook


  Agnes Scott College...Sophia

  Georgetown U...GuLLiver


  Columbia Law...Pegasus


  Temple U...Diamond

Ohio University's ALICE is named after the character, Alice, in Alice in Wonderland. 



ALICE: Ohio University Online Catalog

Introduction to ALICE, Ohio University's Online Catalog

ALICE, Ohio University's Online Catalog, provides assess to well over a million books and other items.

The catalog contains the collections of all five regional campuses and Alden Library on the main campus.

Students, faculty and staff can request books from another campus and receive it within 2 to 3 days. 


OhioLINK Library Catalog

Introduction to OhioLINK's Library Catalog

What is OhioLINK?
OhioLINK is a group of 89 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio.

The members of OhioLINK work together to get you  information to successed in school, whenever and wherever you need it.

Because your library is a member of OhioLINK, you have FREE access to 47.4 million books and other library materials.

What is the OhioLINK Catalog?
The OhioLINK Library Catalog shows information for items owned by OhioLINK libraries.

The catalog provides item descriptions and indicates where copies are located and whether or not copies are available.

The OhioLINK Central Catalog also allows authorized individuals to identify, request, and borrow materials online, for delivery to a member library of their choice.

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