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HU 3900: Inquiry Seminar: Extreme Politics in Modern Europe

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Finding Books

On this page, you will find:

The books listed on this page are just some examples of the books you can find via Gordon Library and represent just a few of the topics you may want to research for this class. You can use WPI Library Search to find many books on a variety of topics. 

Books and eBooks

Books are important sources of historical scholarship. To find books at the Gordon Library:

  • Enter your keywords into WPI Library Search
  • On the search results page, click on Resource Type on the left, and then select the Books filter
  • To limit your search to online books, go to the Availability filter on the left and select Available online
  • To limit your search to print booksgo to the Availability filter on the left and select Available on shelf

ILLiad: Borrowing from other Libraries

Is there something you need that the WPI library doesn't have? Our Interlibrary Loan service allows WPI students and faculty to request items from other libraries free of charge.

Search in WorldCat to find books available at other libraries:

Curbside Pickup for Books

Many of Gordon Library's books are available digitally, but you may need/want to access print books as well. While WPI is in Stay in Place/Alert Level Yellow Status, the library will be offering curbside pickup for print books. 

Curbside service: Faculty, students, and staff who need to borrow print books from the library, or who are picking up books received through interlibrary loan, can do so through our no-contact curbside service. Beginning Friday, January 15, books can be requested for curbside pick-up through the library’s online catalog. You will receive a confirmation email when your items are ready, and you can contact us at 508-831-5410 to schedule your pick-up, Monday – Friday, between 10am and 2pm.  

How to request a book via WPI Library Search:

  • When you find a print book you want in WPI Library Search, click on the title of the book. Then go to the Get It section and click Sign in.


  • Use your WPI login credentials to sign in. Then click on Request. 


  • After your book has been retrieved, you will receive an email about setting up a pickup time. 


Home delivery: For faculty and students unable to visit the campus in person during this time, wherever possible we will continue to offer delivery of library materials to home addresses. Please contact us at if you need this service. 

Examples of books about the Terror in the French Revolution

Examples of books about the Paris Commune

Examples of books about Fascism in Germany and Italy