F&M College Library

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Discovering and Accessing Books @ F&M and Beyond

Search Discover to find books and ebooks @ F&M:  

To perform a general, exploratory search in Discover:

  • Start at the F&M College Library web site: library.fandm.edu
  • Click on the BOOKS tab.
  • Type in your search statement:
    • Example 1: "charter school" AND effect*
    • Example 2: "school choice" AND "united states"
    • Example 3:  parent* AND "academic achievement" AND "high school"
  • Search!

To discover print books available beyond F&M:

  •  On the results page:
    • Change the location to: Libraries Worldwide
    • Source type: Print book--because we can borrow print books (but not ebooks) from other libraries...
    • At the top of the page, confirm results are sorted by: Best Match

E-Z Borrow: Books

To request print books to which we do not have immediate access, use E-ZBorrow 

Interlibrary Loan: Articles and Books

To request articles or books/book chapters or other materials not available at F&M, use Interlibrary Loan/ILL 


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