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Library and Information Science

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


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

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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Google Book Search

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?

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.