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MMUF Workshop - Research Strategies and Resources (HC): Relevant Books

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books - Haverford, Tricolleges and Beyond

Use the Tripod catalog to look for relevant books owned by Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore.  This link opens in a new window to look for relevant books 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 title search in the Tripod Catalog to find some relevant material and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.

               ("puerto rico" OR "puerto rican*") AND history [Subject]  AND  (protest* OR movement* OR activis*) [Keyword] - Search of books and media, Automatic sorting by relevance 

puerto ricans AND politics [Subject]  - Newest books first

puerto rico history [Subject] AND (autonom* OR independ*) AND movement* [Keyword]  - Search of journal articles, books and media, Relevance ranking

Commemorating LGBTQ Protest

Ann Northrup, Close up of a scene from the Pride and Progress mural (Source: flickr)

Library FAQ

1) How can I use library resources when I am away from Haverford?

Use the Off-Campus Access Link to login with your email user name and password.  This will give you access to all the online journals and ebooks to which Haverford subscribes.  Once in EZProxy, your URLs will carry “” as part of the address while you navigate to resources in Tripod.  For this reason it is important that you click on links rather than type in URLs.

You can also request digital copies of articles and chapters of books through interlibrary loan services.  They will be sent to your email address.


2) I came across a journal article on the Web, but it costs money.  Should I get it?

No.  The library can supply the materials you need.  First, check to see if the item is in our catalog.  If not, Google the title to see if it is available on the Web.  If not, request it through Article Delivery.  The Interlibrary Loan Department, led by Rob Haley, is able to get digital copies of many articles without charges for students, faculty, and staff at Haverford.


3) How can I renew books?

You can renew many of the titles you have checked out through your Tripod account.  Use the Sign In link (upper right-hand corner) to log in.  Go to the Loans page to renew individual titles. If there is a problem renewing one, please send a message to  You will always receive an email message reminding you that a title is due soon.  You can reply to that reminder to ask for a renewal.