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Does the Library have my textbook?

Girl reading book (decorative only)For courses at US campuses, you are generally expected to purchase your own textbook. It is not likely that the library has purchased a copy. Our mission is to provide resources to support your course topics in greater depth than your textbook.

In a few cases, we may have one copy of a textbook in print or as an eBook. To find out how to search our catalog to see if we do, check out this FAQ

Q. Does the library have my textbook?

Research Guides

Program guides for Schools/Colleges and departments

Program guides are great places to begin your research! These road maps for programs or majors suggest the best databases and other resources for a specific discipline or subject area. They will also link you to the Subject Librarian dedicated to selecting and help you use those resources.  

Research skills and citation guides

Here are guides to help you find specific formats of information (e.g. eBooks, videos) and to help you develop your research skills:

  • New student information
  • Introduction to Doing Research
  • Literature reviews
  • Library Training: Videos, Tutorials & Webinars

Search all guides

If you don't see a guide that meets your needs, you may search all guides or please Ask a Librarian.

Beginning your research? Ask a Librarian

Our Research Librarians can help you to get started with yuor research. We will help you to:

  • find credible sources for your courses and research projects
  • select relevant databases for you subject or topic
  • generate key words to search more effectively 
  • determine if the library owns the book or journal article you need
  • request materials not owned by or available from our library via interlibrary loan
  • cite your sources in APA, MLA, or another citation styles

Subject Librarians provide more in-depth research assistance

Subject Librarians support faculty, students, and staff in every College/School and academic department of Webster University. Your Subject Librarian can meet with you one-on-one to discuss your specific research needs in more depth than may be possible for our Research Librarians.

Please visit the staff directory to find your subject librarian to schedule an appointment or contact them via email.

Use the Library Homepage to find library resources

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From the library homepage at you may select the navigational tabs to search:

  • About details organizational information about the Library, including: mission statement, staff directory, policies and procedures, hours, directions, and more. 
  • Search Tools lists systems and resources available within the Library's collection to help find information. 
  • Research Support lists guides and other resources to support research activities.
  • Services details important services the Library offers as well as provides information on how to borrow and request material, reserve a room, print, and more. 
  • International Libraries lists the international campuses and directs you to your campuses homepage where you can search for library material available to you at your home campus.

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  • Databases links to lists of recommended databases by subject available through the library.
  • Journals & Magazines journal, magazine or newspapers records to find whether a title is available full text, what year it is available, what database it is available though and link directly to the journal.  
  • Catalog the library catalog for books, eBooks, DVDs, streaming videos, music recordings (including streaming audio), scores, and more. Here are some tips for searching the library catalog.
  • Research Guides librarian-curated subject and course guides.

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