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.
How to Find Books
1. Search Tripod to find books on your topic.
Call Numbers in McCabe Library:
In Tripod, search for a keyword that relates to your topic (e.g. oil). Then click the link for Books & More. This link will bring you to a set of search results with limits on the right-hand side of the page. Scroll down and find the Geography limit, then limit by a region (e.g. Latin America) or a specific country (e.g. Cuba).
- Search by the subject headings you find in the book's Tripod record--this will help you find other books on the same topic, classified with the same subject heading. (view example)
- Consult the book's bibliography and use Tripod and library databases to track down some of the sources that author cited.