To find print books and e-books (and much more) provided by the Library, search the Library Catalog:
Use the "Can't Find It? link in the catalog record to place a request for staff to search for the book
Ask the Library to purchase a copy of the book
Requesting books and media from other libraries using interlibrary loan service
TIP: WorldCat is a useful resource for identifying books that are not in the University of Chicago Library
Proquest Digital Dissertations is a resource listing dissertations from US and Canada. Some dissertations are available for full text download.
Used/antiquarian book sources on the web:
Geologic field trip guidebooks are an excellent resource for detailed geologic information relating to specific localities. Since the guidebooks are usually not commercially produced and may have had limited distribution, they are sometimes challenging to find. The Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database is a good starting point to locate information about field trip guidebooks.
Director, Humanities and Area Studies
Chemistry and Geophysical Sciences Librarian
When searching databases, the button, when present, can be used to locate an item in the Library Catalog, to gain access to the full-text of an article, or to send an interlibrary loan order..
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The Library welcomes suggestions for the acquisition of materials which support the University's teaching and research programs. Use this form to submit a request. It will be routed to the appropriate subject specialist for consideration.