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REL 196A: Islam and Modernity - Morgenstein Fuerst (Spring 2018)

find books using the library catalog

Find Books on Your Own

  • In books and articles, look at the bibliographies/lists of works cited. These will highlight additional books and book chapters useful for your research. 
  • Use book reviews to identify books that may be useful. Article databases frequently index book reviews. You may find a full-text review or citation for a review, 
  • For the above methods, check the Library Catalog to see if the library owns the book. If the library doesn't own it, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.

Use the Library Catalog to find books owned by UVM (as well as video, audio, journal titles, government documents). In each record, you'll see the location and call number.

The Library Catalog

The Library Catalog locates books, journals (not articles), microfilm, dvds, cds, and U.S. documents (1976->) owned by the UVM Libraries. There are two versions of the catalog: CATQuest version and the Classic Library Catalog.

Below is a sample search in the CATQuest version (Advanced Search) of the library catalog:
(limit entire search to "Library Catalog." Select "Books" from the list in the Resource Type category)

Browse the Stacks

Find a useful book in the stacks? Browse in that area to discover other books that might be useful.

Renew Books

Books that are not overdue may be renewed online.

The link Renew Library Materials is on the Library Homepage, under the category Services.

Check Out a Book

Bring book/s to the Circulation Desk, located next to the library's entrance. Your student ID serves as your library card. The loan period for undergraduate students is 4 weeks.

Check out as many books as you need.

Recall Books

If a book you need is checked out, you may Recall the book from the person who has it. The Library will contact you when the book is returned, and will be held for you at the Circulation Desk.