Navigate to library.gwu.edu. Then select the "Books and Media" tab located directly underneath the site's main search bar. Type in the title of the book you are looking for or a few keywords that describe the topic you are interested in.
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You will find books from GW Libraries as well as from eight other universities who are part of the WRLC (Washington Research Libraries Consortium). If a copy is available at Gelman you'll need to go upstairs and get the book.
If a copy isn't at Gelman, but is a copy at another library, sign in and click the Consortium Loan Service Request Link.
TIP: We don't have access to other universities' online materials. That includes their electronic journals and e-books.
TIP: We don't often have textbooks to borrow for graduate students. If you're an undergraduate check Top Textbooks. You might save costs by renting them from another company like Chegg, Big Words, Amazon or from the GW Bookstore.
GW Libraries has many databases you can use to find articles. Many are specific to a field of study. They are all listed through the yellow "Subject Databases" icon on the Libraries' homepage.
TIP: Not sure which one to choose? Watch this video.
TIP: Want a basic place to get started? Try the general database listed below:
Also take a look at other Research Guides. You might find one specific to your class or topic.
Peer Reviewed (sometimes called Scholarly or Academic