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PUH 101 -- Introduction to Public Health (Spring 2019): Finding Books

Finding Books

Books at Albright & Other Libraries

You can search for books and ebooks using LION One Search or the cataLION.

The library subscribes to several ebook services and links to other ebook collections. 

In addition to searching the phrase public health, try

  • communicable diseases
  • health services
  • medical policy

Or try searching for a specific disease, e.g. ebola

Physical books have a call number and are housed on the second and third floors of the library.  Oversize books are housed on the main floor of the library.  Ask for assistance at the circulation desk if you cannot locate a book.  The number in parentheses after the call number indicates the number of copies available for borrowing.

Depending on licensing agreements, an ebook may open when the link is clicked, providing options to read online, download, or print.  Books available through the Internet Archive or Open Library require users to create a free account.  Ebooks may sometimes be "checked out" and unavailable.

Another source for locating books is a database called WorldCat. This is a catalog of the book holdings for thousands of libraries. If you find a book on Worldcat that you need, you can use interlibrary loan to borrow it from another library.