When you find an item in the catalog that has a Find & Request link, then the book or video is checked out or not in our collection.
If a book you need is not available either through PSU or Summit, you can request it (mostly) for free through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). It can take up to 12 days to receive a book through Interlibrary Loan.
The PSU Library does not order textbooks through Interlibrary Loan.
Find books on your topic by using a keyword search to find relevant subject headings. For example, search the keyword phrase, leadership AND diversity, in the PSU Library catalog. By clicking on Details for the first book, Diversity and Leadership, the subject headings lead to other relevant books on this topic.The Subject links in the left-hand column provide pertinent results too.
PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses offer in-depth research on a wide array of topics. To find dissertations and theses written by Portland State University students, search Vikat, the PSU Library Catalog, and follow these steps:
(1) Select Advanced Keyword Search
(2) Leave the default, Any Field selected and enter a broad topic (eg: Sustainability) in the search box
(3) Using the "Limit to" drop-down list, select PSU Theses & Dissertations
The following resource, Dissertation Abstracts International, allows you to search for dissertations and theses published outside of the University, but keep in mind that we may not own the item here at the PSU Library.