You can limit your JumboSearch results to include only books by selecting Books under the heading marked Resource Type on the left side of the results page.
If you find one good book by searching JumboSearch, write down the call number and browse the library stacks to find books on the same topic located all around it. Or just try browsing the call number ranges featured here!
Want to discover the books that Tisch Library has on your topic? Search by keyword, subject, or author/creator in JumboSearch, which simultaneously searches across all of the library's resources, including both print and eBooks. After you've entered your search terms, use the resource type limiter on the left side of the page to select Books.
Search by Keyword, Title, Subject, or Creator
Suggested Subject Terms
JumboSearch and BLC WorldCat are the two most important places to search for books and recent publications.
To find primary sources in JumboSearch, use terms such as: personal narratives, memoirs, memorials, correspondence, letters, diaries, etc. Of course, look for works by individuals of the time.
To locate books in other libraries when we either don't own them or our copy is checked out, use BLC WorldCat. Once you've found the book you want, use the BLC request form or ILLiad to request the book be delivered to Tisch. The book will be delivered to the Tisch Library circulation desk, within 2 to 5 days, and you will be notified via email on its arrival. There is no charge for this service.
Below you will see the floor plan of Level 1 which is downstairs and where the majority of the books are shelved. The books are arranged by call number starting with A and the snaking their way around the floor. Each stack end is labeled with the first and last call number so all you have to do is figure out if your call number falls between them! Once you get the idea you won't need a floor plan to find your books.