When looking for a book, a great first step is to search the Shepard Library Catalog. You can conduct searches by keyword, title, author, journal title, or subject. If you are unable to find the books that you need in the Shepard Library, try TRLN. TRLN is a partnership between NCCU, UNC, Duke, and NC State Libraries. If TRLN does no provide sufficient resources, the next step is to try your search with Interlibrary Loan. If you are unable to find the books that you need locally, try WorldCat. WorldCat searches the collections of national and international libraries.