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.
When you search the catalog, you can limit (Refine your results) to items by Resource Type - books.
One can also do an advanced search and limit to material type - books.
Related Guide: Find Books
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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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)
|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|
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.