Brace Fellows Research Guide: Print Books & E-Books

This guide was created as a tool for the students who have been accepted as Brace Fellows finalists. It is designed to provide access to resources they may need during their research.

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Commonwealth Catalog: One Search, All Stacks

Can't find what you are looking for at your home library? Please check out the Commonwealth Catalog.

With access to millions of titles, the Commonwealth Catalog extends your library’s reach to all participating libraries throughout Massachusetts, with convenient pick-up at your local library.

Boston Public Library Resources

Boston Public LibraryThe Boston Public Library, BPL, supports the research and reading pleasure of all Massachusetts residents. While a student at Phillips Academy you can register for an electronic library card from the BPL that will give you access to databases not subscribed to by PA. To register for an eCard from an international location, please contact an OWHL Librarian.

E-Books In Our Catalog & On the Web

E-Books: General Tips

When working with E-Books, remember to browse the Table of Contents and Index to look for source material. In addition, many E-Books allow for in-text searching, which can be helpful in determining if the E-Book has information that will be useful to your research.