Use the Tripod Books and More catalog to look for relevant titles owned by Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.
The following subject 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.
artist* (patron*) (king* OR royal) [Keyword Search]
art patronage 17th century [Subject Search]
Tripod - For locating books, journals, and other materials held in the Tri-College libraries. Deliveries within the Trico usually arrive in one or two days. Use the "Request" button.
WorldCat - An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tri-College Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 179 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.
Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow - Request items that are not available in Tripod on this page. Note that E-Z Borrow provides books in 3 to 5 days. For books not in E-Z Borrow, request though Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Again materials may arrive in as little as 3 days. For journal articles not in Tripod, request through Article Delivery. They will be sent to you by email.
Journal articles provide in depth scholarly information. They are vetted and improved by peer review. They are usually fairly short in length and focused on discussing one specific issue. The indexes listed below are good places to find journal articles about history.
Use the Find It button ( ) in these indexes to find out if the journal articles are available in the Tri-College libraries. If the journal is not listed in Tripod, use the Find It request form or the Interlibrary Loan Request Form on Tripod to have a digital copy of the article sent to you from another library.
These indexes are particularly good for accessing the scholarly literature of specific disciplines, i.e., articles written by historians, literary scholars, and other researchers.