Information Services & Resources for Undergraduates
- Library Services
- About the University Libraries
- WolfCard = Library Card
- The Library Catalog
- Off-Campus Access to Library Resources
- Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries
- Information Technology Services
- General Information
- UNR NetID
- Wireless Network
- DataWorks Service
- Research Resources
- Research Help
- Academic Survival
- Local Information
- General Information
- Getting Around
About the University Libraries
WolfCard = Library Card
- Your WolfCard is your library card! The 14-digit barcode
on the back of your WolfCard is your library account number, used when you check out library materials and print or media course reserves. Your NetID is required for off-campus access to journal article indexes, electronic journals,
electronic reserves, and other resources licensed by the UNR
Libraries. More information about checking out books.
- Borrowing privileges
- Circulation FAQ
- Return library books at any UNR Library, or at outside bookdrops
in back of Getchell Library and in front of the Life & Health Sciences
Library (Fleischmann Agriculture Building). You are responsible for
all materials checked out until they reach the library from which you
checked them out.
The Library Catalog
- The default catalog interface is "Encore". Primarily, Encore meant for to be used for keyword searching. Results can be further limited by adding "facets" such as "book format" or "title" by selecting them from the Encore search results sidebar. The functionality, then, is less like how you might fathom the traditional library search engine, and, instead, attempts to provide the intuitiveness of a powerful Internet search engine.
- The Classic Catalog still exists in its basic and advanced search functionality if you prefer an interface that allows for a greater degree of specificity in how search terms should be located within the catalog records.
- A subject search is the default search option on the
Classic Catalog's advanced search form. It's a keyword search of subject-related
information in the catalog record, including title, author, subject
headings, and content notes. If you need more search options, try
the Advanced Subject
Search, which makes it easy to combine terms with OR, AND, and
AND NOT (boolean operators).
- A Title search looks for an exact match to your search term, starting with the
first word in the title, unless the first word is an article (a,
an, the, la, los, and so on).
- A Journal
and Newspaper Title search will find catalog records for print
titles owned by the library and most electronic titles licensed
for UNR users. The library catalog does not list journal articles.
See also Research Resources.
- View your library
record or renew items you have checked out
- Access Course Reserves. More information. Off-campus access
- To place a "hold" on a book that is checked out, click the Request button at the top of the screen on the book's library catalog record.
Off-campus access to Library resources
- You may use your NetID or library barcode for off-campus access to journal article indexes, electronic
journals, electronic reserves, and other resources licensed by the UNR
Libraries. If you have a student ID card, your library "card" is a 14-digit
barcode attached to the front of your student ID.
- Instructions for off-campus access
Getting books and articles from other libraries
Information Technology Services