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Search For Books
Looking for research of greater depth and breadth? Find a book! You don't necessarily need to read the whole text to find useful information. Scan the table of contents or look up relevant keywords in the index; this will help you locate relevant chapters. Use the bibliography for more leads. Track down the books and articles the author cited -- they probably speak to your research topic.
- Library Catalog
Search the the library's collection by keyword, or use Advanced Search to locate books by subject, author, or title.
WorldCat is a catalog of library holdings worldwide (i.e. a catalog of catalogs). When Trinity doesn't have a book you need, you can send an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request straight from WorldCat.
- Google Books
Google Books is not as precise for local holdings as our own library catalog, but it indexes many items not held at Trinity, and it often gives excerpts using your search words. Click "Get this book in print" to search WorldCat, then submit an ILL request if we don't have a copy on campus.
Finding Books Flowchart
Here is a handy flowchart for finding books in the Library, created by our very own Anne Jumonville.