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OwlCat Extended Search Info

OwlCat logo.OwlCat: Accessing the New Library Catalog

To access OwlCat, click on the image above. Or enter your search into the box below.

We have migrated to a new library catalog, OwlCat. Use its Extended Search. In this one box, you will be able to search:

  • books and videos in the Library
  • research databases
  • ebooks
  • open access content
  • and more
  • all at the same time

Although we migated our data into the new system, there may be a few glitches (like duplicate records).Some user features, like placing requests, may not be available yet. Please use the catalog and let us know what you think. (And if it looks familiar, it is very similar to Art & Architecture Source,)

Library Collections

Search OwlCat for Books, Materials, Materials, Zines, DVDs, and other items in the Library's collection.

ProQuest Ebook Central:

Recent additions to ProQuest Ebook Central may not yet be findable in OwlCat.

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Full-Text Journals & Magazines


Images are available in many of our research databases. The ones below specialize in images.

More resources for finding images at Otis College and on the web

Fashion Resources


Search text-only archives of 4 major US newspapers: Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Or search these individual titles:

Los Angeles Times

The Wall Street Journal
1984-present  (Eastern Edition)

The Washington Post

Encyclopedias & Reference

Streaming Videos

More resources listed on Finding Images and Videos guide

Many of the databases listed above aldo include videos, even though they are not the primary focus, such as Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints and WGSN.

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