ITDL 151H Explorations of Place and Space (Bockwoldt): Home

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Finding books at RIT

Books can be a great source for your project – both for primary source material and secondary scholarly research. RIT has a wide collection of books available on a multitude of topics.

To find scholarly texts on your topic, look for books published by university presses or well-known scholarly publishing entities such as Academic Press, Ashgate, Blackwell, Edward Elgar, Elsevier, Francis and Taylor, John Wiley, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, and Sage Publications.

Search RIT's library catalog using the box below:

Finding books beyond RIT (for free!)

If RIT doesn't have what you need, there are other options available. Through services such as ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan, RIT students, faculty, and staff can request books from other libraries for free.

Try searching ConnectNY, a consortium of New York State Libraries that will loan books to RIT students, faculty, and staff for free.

Search ConnectNY's catalog using the box below:

Still can't find what you need? No problem! Fill out our interlibrary loan request form and we'll have another library send the book to RIT free of charge.

Background Research

To search effectively you need to first understand some of the key points, individuals, and places associated with your topics.  Try out some of the encyclopedias below or even running a quick Google search.  Once you understand your topic, you can use the databases on the left to find scholarly information that you can cite in your paper.

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Tip for Finding Books!

Google Books is a great way to discover books beyond RIT's collection. For more search options, be sure to checkout the Advanced Book Search page that allows you to search by title, author, publisher, date, and subject. Once you find a book that looks interesting, check RIT's catalog to see if it's available through our collection. If not, try searching ConnectNY or placing an interlibrary loan request using the options on the right.

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