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Using the Library: Online Collections

Starting Out

The Library has a huge number of online resources (collections) you can access from home. Here are some of the types of resources that you can read, view, and listen to: 

Research Guides--Gateways to Subject-Specific Resources

Research Guides provide information and links to the most useful resources on a topic, subject, or academic discipline. Use research guides to find print and electronic reference sources, articles, journals, databases, books, newspapers, streaming videos, web sites (and so much more) related to your subject area, program or class project. The guides help you to find, evaluate and cite resources. In a world of abundant information resources, COD's discipline librarians created our research guides to save you time and energy!

Go to our Research Guide Index to select your subject from the A-Z list or search for a guide by discipline.

Search the Library Catalog

Use our catalog to find books, videos, and other resources in our collections.

Advanced Search


The Library has a number of ebook collections primarily accessible through the catalog

We also have focused ebook collections.

Not sure what to do?  Check out our guide to Finding and Using Ebooks.


The Library provides access to databases that contain many types of information like ebooks, journal articles, newspapers, and streaming videos (and much more). You can find the full list of Library databases hereYou can also click on different subject categories to narrow this list.

Streaming Video

The Library has a number of streaming video platforms.  

You can search the catalog for online videos by subject or title.

You can also look at all streaming video collections here.

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