Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution This link opens in a new window This link opens in a new window to look for all books (print and digital) owned by your college as well as the print titles at the other two schools.
The following searches are a sampling of possibilities. To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books. Note that all these searches are in the Books+Media channel. In examples #1 and 4 below, using keywords (rather than subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles.
An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 500 million records for material owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan. Use the button to place requests. Also note that older books, reports and dissertations are often listed with open access URLs.