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Urban Studies: Find Books and eBooks

Finding books and ebooks

The library's collection includes both print and electronic books (eBooks). Each can be found using the online catalog, but only eBooks can be accessed and read online. You can quickly evaluate the contents of a book by reading the introduction, the table of contents, and the index. Since a book is a work on a single topic, it may be longer and more in-depth than a typical journal article. 

Finding books at the WSU library

WSU library ebook collections

Getting books from other libraries

If the WSU library doesn't have what you need, consider the following resources: 

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL):  Use the Interlibrary Loan Desk to borrow a book or article from another library. Your item will be emailed or delivered to the library, usually free of charge.  
  • WILL: Walk-in Interlibrary Loan program to visit and borrow books from participating Massachusetts Public Higher Education (MPHE) member libraries.
  • Academic and  Research Collaborative (ARC): Get an ARC card at the library's main desk to visit and borrow books from these Worcester Area ARC member libraries
  • WorldCat  - a free database of resources at libraries worldwide. You can find titles you need in a regional library.