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CNX 211: The Life (and Death?) of Public Education in America

Discovering and Accessing Books @ F&M and Beyond

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

If appropriate for your search terms, use the asterisk * to search for variant forms of a word.  A search for: educat* will retrieve:

educate  |  educator  |  education  |  educative  |  educated  |  educators


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"


To perform a more specific search in Discover:

  • Start at the F&M College Library web site: library.fandm.edu
  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Click on the search type pop up menu and select: Subject.
    • Type in your search statement with simple concepts:
      • Example: school AND test* AND "united states"
  • OR, perform a combined Keyword and Subject search:
    • Example:
      keyword: teacher AND (perform* OR assess*)
      and
      subject: "united states"
  • Before clicking on the search button, select:
    • Format:  Book
    • Location:  Franklin & Marshall College
  • Search!


To discover print books available beyond F&M:

  • Follow the steps above, but change the location to: Libraries Worldwide.  Then:
  • On the results page, select:
    • Format: Print book--because we can borrow print books (but not ebooks) from other libraries...
    • At the top of the page, on the right, select Sorted by: Best Match

E-Z Borrow: Books

To request books to which we do not have immediate access use EZBorrow.

Interlibrary Loan: Articles and Books

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

How to Get Library/Research Assistance