Reference books are a type of source that is useful early in the research process. They are good for getting a general overview of a topic. Some examples of reference books available through the library below:
Pro tip: Search across a variety of reference sources by using the Gale eBooks database (link below).
Scholarly books dive deeper into a subject. These may include chapters focusing on different literary or linguistics topics or be whole book devoted to a topic. Some examples available through the library below. Books available through our library can be found by looking in OneSearch.
Similar to scholarly books, scholarly articles dive deeper into a subject. They are published in academic journals and can be searched in library databases. Some database suggestions below:
Sometimes you may find a citation to an article that the Lehman library does not have access to. In those cases, you can place a request via our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system. Most times, you will receive a PDF of the article within 2 days.
Download the document below for detailed instructions for setting up an ILL account and requesting an article.