Books in the TriCo Libraries
- Most books have subject headings listed in Tripod. These will help you find some other books on the same topic.
For example, let's look at the Tripod record for this book: The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior
One set of subject headings is Elections > United States > History > 21st century.
Click on the link that matches the level of specificity you need. So if you want to read about US elections before the 21st century, you'd click "History" rather than "21st century."
- Consult the book's bibliography and use Tripod and library databases to track down some of the sources that author cited.
Books Beyond the TriCo Libraries
To find books that are not owned by the TriCo libraries, search by keywords and/or subject headings in WorldCat, and make interlibrary loan or EZ-Borrow requests. Whenever possible, try to make your interlibrary loan requests early in the semester, to ensure that the books arrive with enough time left to write your paper.