Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Finding Books/E-Books

To find books, simply search one of the Library's catalogs. There are two main options, depending on the depth of your research.

HELIN Library Catalog
The Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) Catalog searches the main collection of material held at Wheaton. It also searches the majority of the Rhode Island academic libraries. Material owned by another library can be requested and then sent to Wheaton for you. You can search HELIN and Brown University Libraries holdings at the same time by using the InRhode Catalog. There also is a Mobile HELIN interface.

World Library Catalog
The World Library Catalog (WorldCat) allows you to search for Wheaton and HELIN material, plusĀ  the Brown University Libraries, and thousands of other academic and public libraries worldwide. It's easy to request material from another institution using Illiad. Information for Google Books is included in the catalog and indicates if a title is available in preview or fulltext. WorldCat is especially useful for higher level research when you hope to find all material published on a specific topic, or when you are hunting for a specific book and no other will suffice. You can still use the old version of WorldCat, if you prefer.

E-Book Collections
In addition to print books, the Library also subscribes to collections of electronic books. These individual e-book titles can be found in the HELIN Library Catalog, or you can search by author, title or keyword within these collections.

HELIN On-site Access and Borrowing
In addition to requesting books from another HELIN library, Wheaton faculty and students also may visit any of the these libraries directly, including Brown University, and to study there, use resources there, and to borrow material there directly, if they desire.

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