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Poverty Studies Resources: Find Books

Catalog Search Box

Locating Books on the Shelf


When to Use Interlibrary Loan

If none of the PASCAL libraries own the book you need, then use our Interlibrary Loan service.  Just complete the online request form through your account. (First time users will have to create an account, but it will last your whole time at Furman.) You can always get to ILL from the Library's homepage (see below) or click here.

ILL Link

Hints For Finding and Using Books


Hints for Searching:

  • Use keyword searching for a narrow or complex search topic. Use the Boolean operators and, or and not to combine keywords together.
  • Look at the subject headings of the records you pull up to see if any of them might lead you to other relevant sources.  
  • Example from library catalog
  • Text []or write down the call number of the book so you can find it on the shelf. Pay attention to  its location and its status
  • Many of our books are ebooks, available over the web. Click here to find out more about ebooks.
  • Once you get the book, use the index and table of contents to locate specific pages or chapters of useful information.

PASCAL Delivers

 PASCAL Delivers is a rapid book delivery service for members of the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries.  Use PASCAL when you need a book that Furman doesn't own, or if the book you need is already checked out.  Books requested through PASCAL usually arrive within 3 days.