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Preemption Check Checklist

Steps for conducting a preemption check when writing a journal article or substantial research paper.

Step 4: Searching for Books & Book Chapters

When conducting a preemption check, don't forget to search for books, including book chapters, on your topic. 

How to Get a Book

If you find a book that you'd like to obtain, search for it in the library catalog to see if it's available on campus or as an ebook:

If the University of Chicago Library does not have a copy of the book you're looking for, request a copy from another library. For information about how to do that, see this guide: