In addition to being useful resources themselves, books (print and electronic) can help you to get overviews on broad topics and to identify citations to related sources (among other things).
Get access to Fairfield-owned ebooks by logging in with your NetID and password or locate physical copies within the library using the call number.
You will find many books in WorldCat not owned by Fairfield, but you can still get copies through interlibrary services (use your NetID and password). Book chapters and articles will be delivered to you electronically. Entire books can also be requested, but keep in mind that it can sometimes take a week or more for those items to arrive. Be sure to build this time into your research process.
In order to find books in either catalog, conduct either a relevant:
Keyword Search (good for finding a specific topic). Some examples:
(See the Search Tips tab for more information on how to construct keyword searches.)
Or Subject Search (good for seeing all the research on a specific author or literary work). Some examples:
(To find more subject headings, look on the catalog records of relevant books or limit your searches to the subject field.)