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MPH@Simmons: Find Books & Readings

Introduction to the library for MPH@Simmons students

Find Books

Check the Library Catalog to see if we own the book you want to read. Look for the following icons:

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Many books are available as e-books.  To access these, click on the green "Access e-book" button.
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Print Books

 You can borrow any book in the Library that isn't marked "Reserve - Circulation Desk."  Find the book in the Catalog, click "Request," and select "Distance Program Non SLIS West" as your pickup location.  We'll mail the book to your home.

Reserve Books

If you see "Reserve - Circulation Desk" in the Catalog, we won't be able to mail you the book.  Contact the Library to see if we can help you find a copy at a library near you.

Books that Simmons Doesn't Own

To borrow books that the Library don't come up in the Catalog, log into your Interlibrary Loan account and submit a book request.  We'll have the book mailed to your home.

Special Note about Textbooks

We know that textbooks are expensive, so we do our best to help you keep costs down.  It's not feasible for the Library to mail out physical textbooks, but we do purchase e-textbooks whenever possible.  If we don't have your textbook electronically, request that we purchase a copy.  Not every e-book is available to libraries, but we'll do our best!

Find a Particular Article

Looking for a particular article?  You might have a citation for an assigned reading or a reference that you found in another article.  

This interactive tutorial will walk you through how to find the article from the citation:

 Get from a Citation to a Full-Text Article

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Still have questions? Contact the Reference Desk!