Ready to expand your search beyond Howard-Tilton? Use the WorldCat database to search for books, journal titles, audio, video, and other materials in libraries across the country and around the world. Use InterLibrary Loan (ILL) to borrow items from other libraries!
If Tulane does not have a book you need in it's collection, please register to use the library's Interlibrary Loan service ILLiad.
ILLiad allows students, faculty, and staff of Tulane University to place Interlibrary Loan requests for materials from outside universities quickly and efficiently. Through ILLiad you can also renew, track, edit, and view the history of your requests.
Although it can take as little as a few days to receive an ILL request, please allow 10-14 days. Dissertations, theses and other rare or hard to find items may take longer or be unavailable.
Books and journal articles are the most common way to access scholarly research in your field, but each has advantages and disadvantages. Books take longer to research, write, and publish, so the information is not as current as in journal articles, which are shorter and slightly faster to publish. However, because they are longer and took more time to produce, books offer more thorough coverage of a topic, draw on a wider range of preexisting scholarship, and often excel in placing an argument in broader thematic and disciplinary context.
Consider a scholarly book in your own research, and look for the following:
|A - DA||4|
|DB - M||3|
|N - QD||2|
|QE - Z||1|
The first letters in call numbers are associated with subject areas.
|B||Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion|
|C||Auxiliary Sciences of History|
|D||General and Old World History|
|E||History of America|
|F||History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America|
|G||Geography, Anthropology, and Recreation|
|P||Language and Literature|
|Z||Bibliography, Library Science, and General Information Resources|