Some of these links will take you to the catalog record for a book, from which you can determine its location (usually in the reference collection on the first floor).
The works below are electronic encyclopedias or collections of encyclopedias.
To search for books in Boatwright, use the Library Catalog . When dealing with a topic that can be used in many fields it is best to add a second word that describes your area of interest, for example, "romanticism" and "poetry". Start with a keyword search and when you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching, or use terms from the table of subject headings to the left. Remember that books are generally on broad topics and that you are not searching the full text, only the titles, subject headings, and--if you're lucky--the table of contents.
To search for books that are at other libraries, but not necessarily at UR use WorldCat, which includes books we can borrow for you if we don't have them.
To identify useful books by searching their full texts, use OneSearch and limit your search to book/ebook Content Type (in lefthand bar). Unlike the catalog, OneSearch can search the full-text of our electronic books.
Here are some subject headings you may find useful when search the library catalog:
Of course, you can also use any of these terms in keyword searches.