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LIN373: A Linguistic History of India

Finding Books, Maps, Videos

Finding Books, Maps, Videos


UT Libraries has thousands of materials related to and in the languages of India and their historical contexts, ranging from printed and electronic books, maps, videos and more.  All are discoverable using our Library Catalog.  

Subject searches reveal books about a topic and are usually secondary sources.  Examples of just a few subject searches within our catalog include:


Power searching the catalog

Power searching our catalog helps winnow down your results from our catalog.  Using "advanced search," you can limit by language (for example, only materials in English, those in Urdu, those in Telugu), you can combine subjects, and more.  

Learn more here.  

Looking for a book?

Search for a Book

From the UT Libraries' homepagetype the book title you are searching for in the search box. You'll find results across many different library resources.

homepage search box

When your results load, select "Library Catalog" from the dropdown arrow to narrow your results to include books and media

Understanding your Results 

After searching, you need to look for four details:

Catalog record with details numbered

1. Is this book in print or is it electronic (an ebook that you can access online)?

2. If the book you want is a physical book, log into your account and look for the pick it up button. 

Location of the Pick it up button, under "get it" after you log in to your account.

3. Is the book AVAILABLE? If not, there will be a due date. Click the Pick it Up Button to request it and select the library location where you'd like to pick it up. Keep in mind that it will take several days for the current borrower to return it. Wait for an email telling you your books are ready before you come get them!

4. Are you ready to check out? Either get the book off the shelf yourself, or click the Pick it Up button and a library staff member will get the book and bring it to the library location you selected to pick it up. Wait for an email telling you your books are ready before you come get them! It will take 1-2 business days.


Checking out Books

Wait for an email telling you your books are ready before you come to the library location your chose to pick them up. Bring your UT ID. 

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