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Researching for a Scholarly Article or Seminar (SAW) Paper

A guide to help you get started on your big paper.

Searching for Books and Book Chapters

There are several good options for accessing print and e-books:

The catalogs listed above are indexes- i.e. they search only the titles, authors, subjects, and (for some books) tables of contents and brief descriptions. 

To search within the full text of books and locate books that mention a topic in passing, try the following tools:

UC Library Catalog Coverage

Ven diagram showing that the UC Library Search catalog searches materials from UCLA and other UC campuses, as well as some but not all materials from non-UC libraries.