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a Guide to Resources


Use Library Search: Books , Temple University Libraries' online catalog, to find books available in the TU library collections.

To locate books not available from TU Libraries, begin with  E-ZBorrow, a database containing the collections of many libraries, which you can search. If you find the book you need, and it can be borrowed, you can request it and it will arrive within 3 to 5 days at the Circulation Desk, where you can pick it up and check it out. If the book you want is not available in E-ZBorrow, you must use Interlibrary Loan The staff of ILL will try to locate a copy of the book you need, and borrow it.

Theses/ Dissertations

Most dissertations owned by Temple University Libraries are those done at Temple. Pre-2008 dissertations are listed in Library Search by author, title, and subject.

Beginning in 2008 Temple dissertations are available online in Temple University Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Most Temple Dissertations done within the last 20 years and earlier are available online through the database Proquest Dissertations & Theses @ Temple University (Restricted to Temple staff and students)

To locate dissertations from other institutions, as well as Temple, use the database Proquest Dissertations & Theses  (Restricted Use - Temple Staff Only). 

Non-Temple dissertations may be purchased from ProQuest or borrowed through Inter-Library Loan/Document Delivery.

Many universities, including Temple, are making their dissertations freely available for download over the Internet. A list of these universities can be found at OpenDoar, which is a searchable directory of academic open access repositories. To see a list of universities which make their dissertations available online, click here: OPENDOAR. Click the search button to renew the list.


Subject Specialist

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Tom Ipri
Charles Library, Rm 375
Subjects: Anthropology