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Have you narrowed down your topic? Do you have all the background information you need and find yourself ready to get more in depth research? If you answered YES then you are ready to:
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You can find books in Wardman Library by searching the online Catalog.
LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Whittier College patrons can electronically request an item not available in Wardman Library and have it is delivered to them in 2-4 days. The service is free and extremely convenient. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. Go to our Link+ page to get started and follow the prompts below:
If the item you are searching for is not available through LINK+, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.
To get started, try a keyword search in the library catalog . Keyword searching is less specific than searching Library of Congress subject headings (see box below), but may provide more results. Need more? Click over to LINK+ and continue your searching there. Need even more? WorldCat includes over 54 million entries from more than 45,000 libraries. You may also place Interlibrary Loan requests. (Slower than LINK+). Below are a few sample keyword searches for you to start with. Be creative, come up with your own, and use keywords from the works you find to improve your future searches.
Examples of Keyword Searches:
keyword: human physiolog*
keyword: nutrition AND exercise
keyword: athlet* AND injur*
keyword: energy AND metabolism
LC Subject Headings are classifications agreed upon by all US libraries and be an invaluable tool when you are searching for information. While keyword searches may bring up more titles, LC Subject searching can bring up more accurate lists of works specifically related to your field of study. Need more? Click over to LINK+ and continue your searching there. Need even more? WorldCat includes over 54 million entries from more than 45,000 libraries. You may also place Interlibrary Loan requests. (Slower than LINK+)
Examples of Subject Headings searches:
LC Subject: Human mechanics
LC Subject: Sports medicine
LC Subject: Physical therapy
LC Subject: Running
LC Subject: Exercise
LC Subject: Athletics
To learn more about LC Subject Headings and authorities, visit the Library of Congress Authorities website.