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FYS191: Sense and Essence in Nature: Finding Books

Fall 2012, L. Burk

Getting Books not at Smith

Five College Delivery/
Request Item
Use the library catalog to request delivery of books available in the Five Colleges

Interlibrary Loan
Request books not available in the Five Colleges

Search Tips: Books

Online tutorials for the Five College Library Catalog cover basic and advanced searching, checking your account and renewing, finding special types of materials.

Library Catalog

Five College Library Catalog
Access to the combined library holdings of Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • To find information in print publications, use "smell" as a subject begins with search to see the array of topics.
  • Search for publications cited in bibliographies and notes to see if they're available in the Five Colleges.
  • Follow the hot-linked subject headings of interesting titles to find more books and catalogs on the topic.


Catalog for books and other materials in all formats held in thousands of libraries throughout the United States and Europe. It is an excellent source for developing a bibliography and verifying citations.

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