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Waidner-Spahr Library

Religion/Judaic Studies: Books and Films


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Locating Books in the Library

When starting to look for books in the library using the online catalog, it is best to start with a key word or phrase to describe your topic or question.  This can be a descriptive word or phrase, a person's name, or a theory or philosophy.  Once you identify some relevant information on your topic, use titles, subject headings, and authors to search for additional relevant content.

Once you have found a physical book in the library (not an ebook).  You will need the call number and location to locate the book.  Most of our books are located in the circulating collection, which will be in the "stacks, main and upper level".  For more information of finding books, you can find a library map here or view our interactive tutorial.

Library Catalog

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Use Worldcat to find books from other libraries.
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You can search our DVD collection in the online catalog by scrolling down to the bottom of the advanced search screen and selecting DVD in the box for Format.  Then you can search by keyword or title.

You can browse our DVD collection by following this link.  DVDs in Art and Art History are listed here.

Google Books

Use Google books to search within an exisiting books or discover books that we do not have in our library.

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