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Find Books: Get Started

A quick guide to finding books

Why Books?

Scholarly books contain authoritative information and this can include comprehensive accounts of research or scholarship, historical data, overviews, experts' views on themes/topics. Use a book when you require background information and related research on a topic, when you want to add depth to a research topic or put your topic in context with other important issues.      

 

Not Sure Where to Start?

Search the Library Catalog and then limit your results to books

Search the Library Catalog for Books

You can further refine your results by choosing either print or electronic format.

Choose print or electronic format for books

Search for e-Books in Databases

A-Z Databases for E-Books

Already Have a Specific Book in Mind?

Citation Linker for Books

Search Our Catalog

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Ask A Librarianh

 

Search Google Scholar

Note: To Identify Yourself as Colorado School of Mines User:

  • go to Settings at the the top of the Google Scholar search screen
  • select Library links 
  • Search for "Colorado School of Mines" and click Save.

Where is it Located?

Book Stacks
Call # A - Q 175 3rd Floor
Call # Q 175 - TK 7867 2M Floor (Mezzanine)
Call # TK 7867 - Z 2nd Floor
Reference Collection 2nd Floor, Boettcher Room

Can't Make it to the Library?

We deliver books, maps and other "loanable" materials from the Mines Library to your campus mailbox!

Request It

Requesting Books Through ILL

If a book you need for your research is not available in our collection, we can get it for you! 

Just request it though Interlibrary Loan

Please note: it can take up to 12 days to receive a book through interlibrary loan.

Find Books on Reserve