To search other academic library collections, check the box “Add results beyond Allegheny College Library” located at the top of the search results.

Other Useful Search Tools


Allecat searches Allegheny Library’s holdings. Use this search if you are looking for print materials located in the library. Here you can search for audio or visual records, books, eBooks, maps, media equipment, and print journals.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are selected by faculty members to support their course syllabi. Reserves are generally given short check-out periods because many students will be required to use them throughout the semester. These items can be retrieved at the InfoDesk.

Databases A-Z

The Databases A-Z page provides a full list of subscription databases and open access resources. You’ll find a short explanation of the database along with the dates of coverage available.

Image Collections

Allegheny College has multiple image collections that highlight many of the rare materials held by the campus. These collections also include photos of campus life and historic photos of campus architecture.

Institutional Repository (DSpace)

Allegheny’s Institutional Repository has many functions. Search this database for faculty scholarship, student senior projects, campus and student publications, and special projects completed by faculty and student collaboration.

Journal Index

Journal search helps students and faculty determine if the library has access to specific titles or volumes of an item. Sometimes faculty members suggestion specific, content-driven journal titles; use this search to locate those titles.

Research Guides

Research guides provide students and faculty with quick resources designed to pinpoint information in a specific subject area. These guides provide suggested databases, search tips, and citation help. Start your research here.