Searching the Tri-Co Collections
Use the Tripod Library Catalog to look for relevant books owned by Haverford, Swarthmore, and Bryn Mawr.
The following suggested subject searches are only a sampling of possibilities. To find materials on a topic not listed below, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Library Catalog to find relevant materials and then using the subject headings assigned to those materials to find more.
Beyond the Tri-Co
An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tri-College Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 300 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.
Request items that are not available in Tripod on this page. Note that E-Z Borrow is the first place to look for books not in Tripod. It usually takes three days for E-Z Borrow books to arrive. Books not in E-Z Borrow can come from Interlibrary Loan (ILL) which may take as little as four or five days to arrive. For journal articles not available in the three colleges, use the Article Delivery form. They will be sent to your email address.
Oxford Bibliographies Online
The Oxford Bibliographies Online lay out the parameters of a field and evaluate the importance of individidual books and journal articles in the form of an annotated bibliography.
Doctoral students go through an exhaustive literature search when writing their dissertations. They also tend to work on new questions, sometimes ones that have received very little attention from scholars before. You can obtain these dissertations and benefit from all the bibliographic treasues and new ideas.