Comprehensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries around the world. Contains millions of records in hundreds of languages. Items located through WorldCat must be requested through Interlibrary Loan unless they are also listed in the WMU libraries catalog. (Library Search)
Nonbook materials include (among other publication formats) the titles of journals and magazines, manuscripts, maps, electronic resources, websites, computer programs, musical scores, films, slides, sound recordings, conference proceedings, and videotapes.
"CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery." CRL catalog.
HathiTrust is a collaborative repository of over 10 million volumes, 2.5 million in the public domain and fully accessible. Digitized content from research libraries, the Google Books project and the Internet Archive initiative are included. All public domain titles not digitzed by Google and in the HathiTrust Digital Library are available for full PDF download. Works in copyright may be searched with only the page number and number of hits given.
Although WMU is not in partnership with HathiTrust at this time, all users may create a guest "friend" account to use collection builder tools. Instructions are here.