Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ESCI 400 - Freshman Field Seminar (UNH Durham)

Prof. Jo Laird- Fall 2018 - Introduction to library resources in the Earth Sciences

Searching the Library's Catalog

Home page of the UNH Library

UNH Library catalog: searches just the holdings at the UNH Library locations in Durham and Manchester.  Use this if you are looking for basic information readily available to you in the the UNH Library.

BLC Worldcat catalog: searches the UNH Library as well as the Boston Library Consortium and worldwide.  Use this if you have a long term project where you must consult a wide range of material, not always available at UNH.

For further information on finding electronic books see the directions here.

For further information on finding print books see the directions here.

If UNH Library does not own the material, you can request it from another library by going here.

General search hints:

  • To find books on a topic, do a keyword search. In your results, look for other keywords or subject terms that may also be relevant for your topic.
  • If your subject doesn't work, try a broader subject.
  • You can change the search to title when looking for a specific item
  • You can change the search to author when looking for books by a person or organization; for a person, enter last name first, then first name
  • You can find additional ways to refine or narrow your search under Advanced Search

Examples of Books in the Catalog

Geology of the Presidential range / by Richard P. Goldthwait

The geology of the seacoast region, New Hampshire / by Robert F. Novotny

A guide to the physical environment of New Hampshire / by William J. Taffe & John E. Ross

A tidal study of Great Bay, New Hampshire / by Sean Orlando Denney

The distribution and movement of black carbon and other chemical impurities and the effects on snow albedo in New Hampshire / by Jacqueline M. Amante

Roadside geology of Vermont and New Hampshire / Bradford B. Van Diver


Library's Borrowing Policy

Library borrowing policies including who can borrow, circulation periods, renewing and requesting materials, fines and fees, and museum passes can be found here.


  • The borrowing period for most non-reserve books is 4 weeks.
  • UNH graduate students and faculty borrow most books on extended time; books are due April of each year.
  • All books borrowed through the Boston Library Consortium (BLC Worldcat) are checked out for 4 weeks.
  • Unless recalled, most books have a 10-day grace period from the due date.

Recalled books  If an item checked out to you is needed by another patron, it will be "recalled":

  • You will be given a new due date for the item.
  • There is no grace period on this new due date.
  • The new due date is usually 10 days from the date of the email.
  • If you don't return the item by the new due date, your library privileges will be temporarily suspended and you will receive a $10 fine.
  • When you return the item we will reinstate your privileges.
  • This rule applies to all borrowers, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation with this important policy.

If Not at UNH Durham