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Library and Information Science: Find Books

This guide links to sources on trends, best practices, and research in the fast changing field of academic librarianship.

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. 

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Core Electronic Resources

Related and Multi-Disciplinary Resources

Selected eBooks

Can't come into the Library? These ebooks can be accessed now. The links below lead to the Library Catalog records for ebooks; then click on the link for "Full text available at:" to view the ebook.  Every ebook publisher is unique and you may need to create an account with them to view the content.  Downloading restrictions vary widely.

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Search Google Books

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.

Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call #

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your topic is to browse the library stacks by call number range.  Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on a particular topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves. So if you want a book about library collections, go to the call number range beginning with Z's to see what we have!

Class Z: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General)

Subclass Z: Books (General). Writing. Paleography. Book industries and trade. Libraries. Bibliography

Subclass ZA: Information resources (General)

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

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.