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Find a Book

What is Scout Search?
  • Scout searches for a wide variety of resources, both physical and electronic: books, e-books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, video clips, and even more.
  • Records for the physical (print) books, journals, government documents, microforms, audiobooks, and DVDs on the shelves of the USMA Library
  • Also includes records for e-books and for the electronic versions of journals and government documents.
How do I search Scout to find a physical book?
  • Below are some options that can help you find books using Scout search.
  • On the left hand side of the Scout search results page
    • Choose Limit to “Catalog Only”
    • Choose Source Types “Books”
    • Choose Location “Circulating Books” if you want a book you can check out
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