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Brief Background - Specialized Encyclopedias
Ryan Library provides specialized encyclopedias in the library and online. These e-books provide concise background on a variety of communication-related topics:
Extensive Background - Find Books
WorldCat is the tool you need to locate books and much more.
With one search, you will find:
- Books and Media materials at PLNU
- ebooks available through PLNU
- Articles from some of our most-used databases
- Books available for InterLibrary Loan
A few things you should know:
- For books in Ryan Library, the checkout period is 3 weeks, with an option to renew for 3 more weeks.
- For books borrowed through InterLibrary Loan, checkout period varies based on the lending library.
- Renew books online by logging in and using the "My Library Account" link in the upper right of the screen.
Need help citing a book or an article from a specialized encyclopedia? Check out our Citation Help page.
More Variety - eBooks
Ryan Library subscribes to thousands of eBooks through two ebook collections:
- ebrary: This collection provides access to over 140,000 books. It is integrated into WorldCat, or may be searched separately using ebrary link.
- EBSCO ebooks: This collection provides full-text access to hundreds of digital version of books on a variety of subjects.
Take a look at these examples!