Finding Books: An Overview
OSU Libraries Catalog
The OSU catalog lists all the books held in the OSU Libraries.
The Summit catalog lists books at other regional libraries that can be retrieved for you and delivered within 3-5 business days, free of charge. If the OSU Libraries do not own an item, use Summit.
WorldCat lists books that are available at other libraries in the United States, and sometimes in other countries. If you find a book you want, and it is not listed in the OSU Libraries catalog or the Summit catalog, you can request the book by clicking on the Request from Interlibrary Loan button in the Summit/WorldCat catalog. This service usually takes 2-3 weeks.
Other Options: Google Book Search searches within indexes and texts of books. How much of the book you see depends on the copyright status, and on how much of their copyrighted work that authors and publishers who participate in the program will allow. For many items you can click on "Find this book in a library" to see if OSU owns a copy.This is not a complete catalog, so please check OSU and Summit catalogs, too.
Books published on atmospheric sciences and climatology can typically be found in the call numbers QC851- QC999 (1st floor).
QC801-809 - Geophysics. Cosmic physics
QC811-849 - Geomagnetism
QC851-999 - Meteorology. Climatology (Including the earth's atmosphere)
QC974.5-976 - Meteorological optics
QC980-999 - Climatology and weather
QC994.95-999 - Weather forecasting
You may find that other sections of the library are useful as well:
- Geography (6th floor)
- Maps & most atlases (3rd floor)
Maps can be found on the third floor of the Valley Library.
Searching for maps & atlases in the library catalog
A subject search may work best using the place name and "maps" for search terms. For example:
- Ireland - map
- Europe - map
If that does not work try a keyword search.
Scanning from maps and other library materials
There are scanners (black and white scanning only) on the 2nd floor of the library in the copy room. Large format scanning is not available in the library.
*Be sure and get all the citation information you need while you have the book or map in your hands.