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Nonprofit Research: Library Resources and Services: Search for Books

Guide to UWM Libraries research tools and library services.

Search for Books (UWM Libraries)

Use this subset of Search@UW to search for books, videos and DVDs at the UWM Libraries.


* enter one or more words relating to your topic
* use quotes to search phrases: "capital punishment"
* use * to truncate: child* retrieves child childish children etc.

Example nonprofit* fundraising

General Subject Areas

Browse the Libraries' stacks literally or virtually using the online catalog. Below are a few broad call number areas that may be of interest.

[Books, Theses and Periodicals with call numbers beginning with "H" are located on the west wing, 3rd floor. Reference books with call numbers beginning with "H" are located in the Reference Room (1st floor, west wing).]

Recommend a Book

Faculty, staff and students as well as Friends of the Library may submit recommendations for library purchases:

UWM Libraries Archives: Community Organization Collections

Locating Books in the Library

►  When you identify a library book that you need for your research, write down the location and call number.

** Golda Meir Library location guide

►  For circulating books, make sure to check the status to determine if the book is available.

►  For more information, view the Finding and Checking Out Books FAQ.

If UWM doesn't own the book...

For books that are not owned by the UWM Libraries, use one of the following services:

►  To identify books located in other libraries, search WorldCat (a combined catalog of over 70,000 libraries worldwide).