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Humanities

How to use library and other sources for research in the humanities, including philosophy, religious studies, Women's & Gender Studies, & world languages & literatures.

Humanities Books & eBooks

Search Almost Everything

Searching Books and eBooks

There are two ways to search our book collections. First, use the search box in the Search Almost Everything section. After your search, limit your results to books by going to the Refine Results column. In that column, find the Filter by Format heading and then check the boxes by Books and eBooks. You may need to click Show More to see all options. 

The other way is to search the Classic Catalog:

Subject Headings

All books in the library are given subject headings. These words describe the topic of the book, and books with the same subject headings are going to be about similar topics. If you can find one book on your topics, look at its subject headings and use those to identify new search words. Some of the examples in the Books by Topic section might help you identify subject headings. 

You can also browse through subject headings related to the humanities.

Books by Topic

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