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HU 2900: HUA Project Center Preparation: London: Find Books

How to Find Books in WPI Library Search

Books are important sources of humanities 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

 

To search for a specific book or to search for books by a specific author, go to the Advanced Search page. Here, you can search by title, author, subject, and more. 

Electronic Books Collections & Databases

These eBook collections & databases allow reading through your browser, and some allow downloading chapters or complete volumes for offline reading. 

How to Access Books

Ebooks: Many of Gordon Library's books are available digitally, and you can access these via the links in WPI Library Search. For example:

Screenshot of the WPI Library Search record for the book Women In Early Modern England, 1500-1700. A purple arrow points to the link to access the full text of the book online.

 

Print books: Print books in the library are organized by call number. When you find a print book in the WPI Library Search, look for the book's call number: 

Screenshot of the WPI Library Search record for the book Shakespeare and Early Modern Religion. A purple arrow points to the book's call number.

 

Gordon Library uses the Library of Congress call number system. Call numbers A-N are on the 3rd floor of the library. Call numbers P-Z are on the 1st floor. (Please note that the main entrance to the library is on the 2nd floor.) 

You can check books out at the information services desk on the main floor. Your WPI ID is your library card. 

Examples of Books at Gordon Library

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.