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SPAN 302: Cervantes: Find Books

Book Locations and Maps

Quick Guide to Clapp Library Locations

Call # / Location
Books & Videos A-DZ
Knapp Multimedia Ctr
Computing Classroom
Computing Help Desk
Research Help Desk
Reference Books
Books & Videos E-PM
Books & Videos PN-Z
Special Collections
Book Arts Lab


Clapp Library Floor Plans

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Search the Library Catalog


Use the Wellesley library catalog to find books, videos, and journals (not individual articles).

  • or use a keyword search for simple concepts
    • find a book that looks useful, click on the title, then click on the Full Record tab to see the subject terms
    • click on each subject term to find "more like this"
    • one useful keyword search to find books that cover the time period when Cervantes wrote is:
  • If our copy is checked out, click on the WorldCat button to the right of the title to request a book
  • In a hurry? Get a BLC card and borrow the book directly from a nearby library
  • Search Google Books to explore the contents of books (use Advanced Search for more precision), then search our catalog or WorldCat to find or borrow the book.

Borrowing from Elsewhere

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Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley?

Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Interlibrary Loan Guide

Critically Evaluate What You Find

Criteria to keep in mind when choosing and using soures:

  • Accuracy - Does the author cite her/his sources and are they legitimate?
  • Authority - Who wrote the source? Are they credible?
  • Objectivity - Does the author have a bias, political or commercial or persuasive?
  • Currency - Is this information new or based on outdated sources? Can you tell how current it is?