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EN1257: Introduction to African American Literature and Culture

WPI Library Search

WPI Library Search is a search tool that searches across most of the library's resources at once. Entering terms into a single search box yields results that include: books and e-books, research and news articles, project reports, electronic theses and dissertations, archival materials, patents, open access collections and more.

WPI Library Search Tips

Use these search terms to narrow or broaden your search:

media AND bias
Narrows the search to entries containing both terms.
beer OR wine
Broadens the search to entries containing either term.
bat NOT baseball
Excludes entries containing the second term.
“ ”
“social work”
Retrieves results containing the exact phrase in quotes.
Wildcard: Retrieves both globalization and globalisation.
Truncation: Retrieves doctor, doctors, doctored.

Find Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in WPI Library Search

To find scholarly journal articles in WPI Library Search, enter your keywords, and in the search results, select the Peer-Reviewed Journals filter on the left.


Finding Books in WPI Library Search

To find books and ebooks at Gordon Library:

Step 1: Go to WPI Library Search and enter your keywords.

Step 2. Change the drop-down menu next to the search box to Books & Media. 

Screenshot of WPI Library Search drop-down menu

OR go to the Resource Type filter on the left and select Books. 

Screenshot of WPI Library Search Books filter


Step 3. To find e-books, go to the Availability filter on the left and select Available online. To find print books, select Available on Shelf. 

Screenshot of WPI Library Search Availability Filters


Step 4: To access an ebook, click on "Available online" under the title. 

Screenshot of WPI Library Search Results featuring ebooks

To access a print book, look for the call number. Call numbers A-N are on the 3rd floor. Call numbers P-Z are on the 1st floor. 

WPI Library Search Search Results featuring a print book