WSU WorldCat, the new online catalog for the WSU Libraries, allows users to search local, regional, and faraway collections for books, journals, and other media wherever they may be housed. It includes items housed at the "Washington State University Libraries," the "Summit Libraries" (our regional consortium of Washington and Oregon libraries), and the "WorldCat Libraries." Because users can search for these items all at one time, WSU WorldCat is truly one-stop shopping! Simply follow the record down the page and click on the appropriate buttons!
Because WSU WorldCat contains several article databases that may or may be useful in a particular search, WSU WorldCat may be used as an article-level discovery tool. However, a search of WSU WorldCat should never be viewed as a substitute for the architecture databases identified in this guide as key resources. When using WSU WorldCat, users should pay particular attention to the limiting options available down the left-hand sidebar each item records where search results may be limited by Databases or Format, or further Refined by Author, Year, Language, Content, Audience, or Topic. These options help users explore the many types of items available through WorldCat.
WSU WorldCat originates from a central generic search box on the Libraries' homepage. Please note however that there is a link below the search box labelled "Advanced Search" for patrons who want a more tailored version of the article indexes in the database.
Here is a link to the WSU Libraries' homepage:
The Libraries' old catalog, GRIFFIN, is still being updated and available for searching. GRIFFIN offers users a few notable advantages including easy known-item searching (either we have something or we don't), keyword searching that may be limited to location (e.g., WSU Architecture), course reserve searching including online course reserves, and an embedded stack chart for the Holland and Terrell Libraries.
Here is a link directly to the GRIFFIN catalog:
I hope that this libguide is helpful and I welcome suggestions for its improvement.
This year the former Architecture Library library collections have been consolidated into the Owen Science and Engineering Library--on the second floor. I will be keeping the hours between 10 and noon each Tuesday at nearby Owen to help students with their design-related research. Otherwise, I am available via email to answer questions or at the Holland library by appointment to meet with students about their research.
Additionally, free free to contact me to set up for class presentations or private research consultations. My contact information is below.