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HU 3900: Inquiry Seminar - Hip Hop - Prof. Holger Droessler

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

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 record for an ebook in WPI Library Search


Print books: Physical 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 record for a print book in WPI Library Search

Call numbers A-N are on the 2nd 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 about Hip Hop

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: