You can locate a variety of older materials by searching DragonQuest, our online library catalog. It searches all available databases and you can filter your results to include older materials only. To search for older materials in DragonQuest:
DragonQuest Search Bar
DragonQuest Search Results Page (Pre-1950 Materials Only)
Despite the fragility of older materials, there are three ways to retrieve an older item:
If you are looking for older, scholarly materials on DragonQuest, you should refine your search results to academic journals. Depending on their availability, it is important to understand your journal results.
Understanding Your Journal Results
Underneath the title of each result, there is a brief description that contains the following:
DragonQuest "Academic Journals" Results Page (Pre-1950)
Search Results: Journal Articles vs. Entire Journals
While DragonQuest allows users to refine their search results to "academic journals" only, it presents everything under that category. Some results are journal articles (meaning 1 article out of a journal), while others are entire academic journals related to your search terms. It can be difficult to distinguish them from one another because they look similar. Journal articles have a volume and issue number under the title (referring to one specific article within a journal), while academic journals do not. The image below shows an example of an academic journal result (first) and a journal article (second).
DragonQuest: Academic Journal Result vs. Journal Article Result