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GLB 1010: Introduction to Global Studies: Finding books

Resources to support independent research projects for this course

Using the VSC catalog



Use the Library Catalog to search for books and more.


Searching by keyword (called "All Fields" in VSC online catalog)

 

Choose the most significant concepts for your search.  Put "and" between them.  Click on Find button or hit enter.

 

For example:


Searching by subject

Put your subject term in the basic search box, and select Subject from the drop-down menu. 

For example:


Advanced Search

Another option is to try an Advanced Search.

For example:

Then, you could put in your topic as a subject.  Add a keyword for a more focused search.


Results

Click on a title to learn more about the item and where it's located. (This one is an ebook)


To place an interlibrary loan request for a book or audiovisual item found at another college in the Vermont State Colleges Online Catalog:

  • Click on the book's title
  • Click on "Place A Request" in the Holdings tab.

You'll receive the book in approximately one week if it's available.  You'll get a message in your Castleton email when it arrives.

Books

Ebooks

Other sources for books

Searching for books beyond Vermont State College libraries' holdings


Worldcat is a very large union catalog that includes the holdings of most U.S. academic libraries.

 
Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

 

Google Book Search


Google Books permits searching the full content of some books. Books in the public domain (not copyright protected) are available online.


Interlibrary loan, to obtain books not available in a VSC library:

If you find a book (or other item) of interest that the VSC libraries don't own, you can request it through interlibrary loan

Within the library catalog, click on Search Other Libraries

Find the book you want and click on  

Then log in and make the request.  Pay attention to your Castleton email for follow-up.

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