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Library Liaisons Workshop - Research Skills II (HC)

Advanced Research Strategies and Resources Spring 2024

Commemorating LGBTQ Protest

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

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog Connect from Bryn Mawr College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Haverford College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Swarthmore College  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.

               "natural history" AND "united states" [Subject]  AND  (women* OR gender*) [Keyword]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

"women in science" [Subject] AND (18th OR 19th)  [Keyword]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

(education OR seminary OR school*) AND (women* OR girl* OR gender*) AND "united states" AND 19th  [Subject]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

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.