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Materials not listed in the NYS Library Online Catalog

Please be aware that not all records are online. The following is a list of the types of materials that may not be found in Excelsior, the online catalog:

  • College catalogs
  • ERIC microfiche
  • Historical publications - many 18th and 19th century publications
  • Journal articles (full-text)
  • Journal holdings for individual unbound issues
  • Medical journals (early)
  • Microforms (individual titles in collections)
  • Newspapers (online full-text)
  • NTIS microfiche
  • Online databases
  • Patents
  • Records and Briefs (individual)
  • Library Series (some titles within series)
  • Standards and specifications
  • Telephone books and city directories

Volume records do not appear for unbound volumes of journals. Try requesting year/volumes not shown. You may see NONE for copies or call number in a record. Most likely, the item is in our collection and it can be requested.

For help locating any of these items, or any other material not found in the catalog:

  • if on-site, please ask a librarian for help;
  • if using the catalog remotely, please leave a question.
Last Updated: August 11, 2021