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Global Studies Senior Capstone Project

This guide provides support for students completing the Global Studies Senior Capstone Project

Purdue Libraries Catalog

The Purdue Libraries Catalog is the main search tool for finding and browsing books held by Purdue University Libraries. 

To search books available on all Purdue campuses (see PurdueBorrow LibGuide), use the Advanced Search interface and select "PurdueBorrow and Everything" (this is also the default setting).

Tool Features

  • Limiters to refine your search results
  • Enables subject searching for books
  • Provides physical location of print resources held by Purdue University Libraries (West Lafayette)
  • Request books for delivery or pickup
  • Gain access to e-books

To learn how to request books using the Purdue Library Catalog, see the video tutorial, "How to Request Materials Online".


WorldCat can be used to find books and other resources held by a network of libraries around the world, including Purdue University Libraries. It contains over 43 million records describing library holdings. If you find a loanable item you'd like to borrow, use the Libraries Interlibrary Loan to request it.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan enables current Purdue West Lafayette students, faculty, and staff to obtain research materials not owned by Purdue Libraries. This includes books, as well as other materials like articles, book chapters, DVDs, microfilm, sheet music, etc.

Suggest a Purchase

Can't locate a book at Purdue Libraries or with WorldCat, or, think the book would make a good addition to the collection? Anyone can submit purchase requests using the Suggest a Purchase form.

This form also pops up for books found through the Catalog but are not owned by any of the Purdue University campuses. A variety of factors determine whether suggested items are purchased. Priority is given to materials that support the curriculum or current research activities, but all suggestions are welcomed.