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English and American Literature: Finding Books

This guide introduces you to some of the most important print and electronic tools for researching in English and American literature.

William Harnett, Music and Literature

Google Books

Google Books contains over 15 millions scanned books.  Books can be viewed in 1 of 4 ways depending on their status: full text pdf for books out of copyright or with publisher's permission; limited preview of pages (sometimes quite extensive); snippet (a few sentences that include your search terms); or no preview.  Bibliographic information is provided for each book including links to reviews, author info, web references, and related books.

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Fordham Library Catalog

Search catalog for books, ebooks, periodicals, government documents, videos, maps etc. held by Fordham at all campuses.

WorldCat

WorldCat is the global catalog of library collections containing over 46 million records from libraries in over 65 countries.  Worldcat will fill out the electronic Inter Library Loan request form for you and you can then send it to the I.L.L. office where the staff will find the material and email you when it is ready.