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HU 3900: Inquiry Seminar - Urban History - Prof. Constance Clark: Books

How to Find Books in WPI Library Search

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

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 WPI Library Search of the record for the ebook Exploring the Urban Past

 

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 WPI Library Search of the record for the book American Urban History

Call numbers A-N are on the ground 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

The books listed here 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. 

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:

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