Can't find the article you need full text online or in print? Use Interlibrary Loan. Articles take 3-10 days for delivery (often much sooner). You'll receive an email when your article "arrives" at your interlibrary loan account, where you'll log in to get your article.
Use the Five College Catalog to search for books at Smith (and Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and UMass.) In the catalog, try using "Subject begins with" when searching for books about an author, using their last name first. (Ex: Herbert, Mary)
Is the book you need checked out? At another school? Both? Then use the "Request Item" button in the catalog to have the book delivered.
Can't find the book you need in the catalog? Use Interlibrary Loan! Books take 3-10 days for delivery (sometimes sooner). You'll receive an email when your book arrives at Neilson Library, which is where you'll go to pick it up.