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CR 3327 - Mediation Techniques: Books, etc., in the Catalog

tips on searching for books, journal articles, government publications, and ebooks plus links to academic and other organizations in the field

What's in the Catalog

The Library's Catalog gives bibliographic and location information for books, government publications, videos,  and audio CDs. In addition to thesesignpost tangible materials that are represented in the Catalog, it also contains links to thousands of electronic books and government publications.

The Catalog covers the collections of both the Blume Library and the Law Library. Be careful to notice which Library holds an item when making a note of its location.

noteNOTE: the Catalog does not index individual journal issues. In other words, you can't use it to find journal articles. For that, you need one of our databases. Check the Journal Articles tab.


computersIn addition to tangible books and government publications, you can also find records to electronic-only books and government publications in the Catalog. These titles will either have no "location" noted in the Catalog, or will have "Blume Online Service" given as the "location."

flagGovernment publications, as well as some other freely available electronic material, can be accessed from on or off-campus without any sort of St. Mary's authentication. For electronic books available through NetLibrary, you must create a free account with this service through an on-campus computer. Then you may access these titles from off-campus by using your NetLibrary login. For more information on finding  and using electronic books, check this Research Guide.

Library Catalog

Find books, eBooks, movies, music, government information, and more in the Library Catalog.


Don't forget to ask a librarian for help if you have questions.

Interlibrary Loan

If our library does not have a book or article you need, St. Mary's University students, faculty and staff may order it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Don't forget to ask a librarian for help if you have questions.

Search Term tips

scalesSimply entering the word "mediation" might produce too many results to be useful. For better results you can—

  • add another concept to "mediation". For example—mediation AND techniques, justice, victim, offender, conciliation, etc.—or a geographical term (e.g., Africa).
  • use a different word or phrase, such as "Alternative Dispute Resolution," "Restorative Justice," Arbitration, etc.
  • Remember to use quote marks around phrases for better results.