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Where to Find Books

Use OneSearch to find books you can check out, as well as electronic books you can access from anywhere.



eBooks - Additional Resources

ACLS Humanities eBook Collection  An online collection of around 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities.

EBSCO eBook Collections
Find electronic books by searching EBSCO eBook Collections. eBooks can be accessed from off-campus, downloaded as a PDF, and some can be formatted for online reading and browsing.

Catalog Search Tips

  • Screenshot of book recordThink of 1-3 key words that describe your topic and use those as your search terms.
  • When searching for names or multi-word phrases, use quotes around your terms. This tells the catalog that you want to find books with those words together as a phrase.
    • For example: "Leonard Cohen" or "Classical Music"
  • Use the "Subjects" links found in each book record to find related books (see screenshot to the right).
  • If you aren't finding anything useful, try thinking of alternate or related terms. How else might people describe your topic?
    • For example: If you are looking for books on the history of Latin music, in addition to searching for Latin music history, try Latin music criticism, or Latin music composers.

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