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Research Without Pain: 2b. Find Books

Research can be fun if you follow these simple steps.

Google Books

Google Book Search

Internet Archive

Click on the image to search a free, full-text database of almost 2 million public-domain texts.

Search the Catalog

Oliver Wendell Holmes Library Catalog


TIP: You can find materials placed on Academic Reserve by searching the catalog by the name of your teacher.  Just change the "Keyword" dropdown menu "Course/Prof" and enter your teacher's name.

Need More Books?

Get More Books from NOBLE. Don't forget that we are a member of the NOBLE Consortium.  If the book that you want isn't available in our catalog, or if our copy is checked out, expand your search to all libraries in NOBLE.  You can check your account online, and request books and other materials through NOBLE.   You will need a PIN (get this at the CIRC desk) to manage your account.

Walk down to Memorial Hall Library.  Andover's public library, Memorial Hall, is available to you with your PA ID.  The catalog is searchable online.

Use the Massachusetts Virtual Library.  This statewide collection contains materials from college and public libraries across Massachusetts.  You can request materials yourself, but they make take a week or more to arrive, so plan ahead.

Still need More? Stop by the Help Desk and one of the Librarians will be happy to help you obtain materials through inter-library loan.

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