Many disciplines still rely heavily on books to share scholarship, methodology, and research. Finding the right academic book can go a long way to helping you understand and complete your research project.
This guide for eBooks and Streaming Services might be helpful for finding items available electronically.
Enter your search terms in the search box below to search the library's collections.
To begin finding books in the library, use Summon, the discovery system that searches both books and articles. Do a basic keyword search and then limit the Content Type to "Book/eBook" by using the filters on the left.
Example Summon search of 'Andy Warhol' limited to Book/eBook:
To find a particular topic (an artist, for example), use the UTOPIA Online Catalog, and type in the artist's name beginning with their last name. Select "Subject Browse" from the menu, then search in order to get a clear list of books by the artist, books about the artist, exhibition catalogues, critical readings, interviews, DVDs, and catalogues raisonnés.
Tip: Use Worldcat.org to find materials located in other libraries. UT students may borrow items from both the Hillsborough County Public Library and USF.
Example Catalog Subject Browse search for 'Warhol, Andy' displays all associated subject headings:
To find a book by subject or artistic movement, type in keywords and do a basic Keyword Search, or select Subject Browse to choose from a more granular list. This is helpful because sometimes the search term that's cataloged is slightly different from the one you choose.
Below are two different types of catalog searches (Keyword and Subject Browse) for the early 20th century art movement "Dada."
Example Catalog Keyword Search for 'dada' displays title information ranked by relevance:
Example Catalog Subject Browse search displays Headings List for "Dadaism" with 17 associated titles: