Answered By: Ben Murphy
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2016     Views: 24

Sherlock combines the Whitman Library Catalog, the Summit catalog, and many of our article databases into one interface. Sherlock has four scopes you can access via the dropdown menu in the Library Resources tab, or by using the check boxes in the search box on the library homepage. The four scopes are:

Whitman Library: Use this to search for materials in the Whitman Library catalog, including print and e-books, journals and e-journals, special collections, and audiovisual materials.

Summit: Use this to search for and request materials held by Whitman Library and all Summit Libraries.

Articles: Use this to search for scholarly and popular journal articles from many of Whitman's electronic resources.

Whitman + Summit + Articles (aka "Everything"): Use this to search for content from Whitman, Summit, and journal articles and electronic content from many of Whitman's electronic resources.

Searching beyond Sherlock...
Sherlock does not include all of the library's electronic resources for which Penrose has subscriptions. A full list of content indexed in Sherlock is available here. To find content from specialized databases, use the subject guides or our complete list of databases.

To find materials held in libraries outside of the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit) libraries and place Interlibrary Loan requests (ILL), use WorldCat.