F&M College Library

CNX 257: Europe-America: Perceptions and Misperceptions

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: "rap music" and europe*
    • Example 2:  women and (vote or suffrage) and "united states" and europe*

 

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:
    • Example 1: spanish and american and war
    • Example 2: women and "world war, 1939-1945"
  • 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, next to the number of results, there is a pop-up menu: select Relevance Only

Searching for Primary Source Materials

To search Discover for materials likely considered primary sources, add the following search statement to your topic search by copying-and-pasting it and perform an Advanced: SUBJECT search:

(documents OR interviews OR correspondence OR letters
OR speeches OR diaries OR memoir OR autobiography)

Example:  Advanced Search

  • Keyword:  "world war, 1914-1918"
  • AND
  • Subject: 

(documents OR interviews OR correspondence OR letters OR speeches
OR diaries OR memoir OR autobiography)

  • Format: book

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E-Z Borrow: Books

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

Interlibrary Loan/ILL: Articles and Books

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

Research Help

The Information Cycle: From Primary to Tertiary

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources