Q. How do I locate supplemental resources recommended in my course syllabus?


You can always check to see which journals or e-books the Library subscribes to by going to the Find a Resource tab on the Library home page and SEARCHING BY THE JOURNAL TITLE (not the article title) or e-book title. The search results will tell you if the Library subscribes to the journal or e-book, what years the Library subscribes to (in the case of journals), and what database this full text is in.

Supplemental resources (especially books) are not necessarily in the Library and might require that you obtain them through your local public or college library. You can search WorldCat.org to see if a library near you owns the book. Search for the book, then on the book summary page enter your ZIP code in the "Enter your location" box to see if any local libraries own the title.

Alternatively, you may request a single chapter from the book through our free Interlibrary Loan service. If available, a lending library will deliver the chapter electronically to your ILL Account in 3-5 days. If you need help identifying which chapter to request, we recommend that you look up the book on Amazon or Google Books to view the table of contents. Please see the ILL Book Chapter FAQ for further instructions. 

Finally, you might want to consider renting or purchasing this book through Amazon, or another online book vendor. 


  • Last Updated Mar 27, 2017
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