Use the Tripod catalog to look for relevant books owned by Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.You can request Haverford and Swarthmore books and have them delivered to BMC.
Can't find what you are looking for in Tripod? Try requesting a book through E-Z Borrow (2-5days). Still having trouble? Our experts at ILL will help. Submit a request for books, book chapters or articles through ILL. Please note that books through ILL take 2-10days while articles are sent electronically and usually takes 2-3days.
Is a book you need checked out to someone else? Use E-Z Borrow to check out another copy or request it in Tripod to recall the book.
Deconstruct your topic or research question to select keywords, phrases or concepts. Think of synonyms of these terms as well.
Boolean Operator: AND, OR, NOT, NEAR
Use nesting by adding parentheses around your OR phrases and quotes around multi-term phrases
Examples: (urban OR city) AND plan*
(city AND planning) AND (America)
America* AND (“urban layout” OR “city planning”)