Answered By: askalibrarian askalibrarian
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016     Views: 2

Hi Rachel,

I'm not sure I completely understand ywhat you're asking.  Do you need a book that the library has in both formats, or does it just need to exist in both formats?  

To tell whether a book in the library collection is print or electronic, look at the "library location" field in the results page of a catalog search.  If the book is electronic, it will say "Online Resource: Electronic Book."  If it is in print, this field will list a location in the library: "3rd Floor Main Collection" is the most common one.  

if you want to find out in which formats a book exists, one tool you could use is Worldcat.org.  This is a catalog of thousands of participating libraries around the world.  You can search for a book by author, title, or keyword.  From your results page, you can click to see the full record for a book, and from the record, you can click "see all editions/formats" to see what editions and formats exist.  

I hope this information helps, Rachel. If I have misunderstood your question, please either write back or come by the Research Services desk and we will keep trying to help!

Best,

Alex Boyd

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