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Hope Library Guides

.Education (General): Finding BOOKS

This is the main portal to databases and other library sources for education research at Van Wylen Library, Hope College.

Other Catalogs

MeLCat - Materials in participating Michigan libraries.  Books here may be ordered and are sent to Van Wylen Library.

WorldCat - Materials in U.S. and international libraries.  These can be requested through InterLibrary Loan.

Herrick Library - The Holland public library is strong in more popular and local materials, so you may find resources there that we don't collect at Hope.

HopeCAT - Search the Library Catalog

Example Keyword Search:        special education

                                                         (see search results)

  • From results list, find a title that looks good – click on it!
  • Notice where your “keywords” appear in the record (they will be in RED)
  • Take note of the SUBJECTS listed near the bottom of the record
  • Clicking on the subject links will take you to another page of related subjects and thus, similar items in the library

    Not finding many books on your topic?  After trying a search, look for the

    Find in MeLCat

    link to do the same search in MeLCat, a joint catalog for libraries throughout Michigan.

    Research/Instruction Librarians