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Guide for MBA Students: Books & Cases

About Books & Cases

As a PSU student, you will have access to books available at PSU and other libraries in the country. If you are a distance student (living over 30 miles away from campus), you can request home delivery of books. 

** Textbooks: the Library usually doesn't collect textbooks. However, check Course Reserves to see if your instructor has put a copy there. 

** Harvard Business School Cases: only available for purchase through a course site or as part of a course pack. Check with your instructor.  

Find Books at the PSU Library

Search the PSU Library catalog for books. When you find a pertinent book with a green Available at PSU Library shelves link, select it or the title link for the full record. Write down the location and call number. To locate the call number on a floor map, select the link, View Map. Check out the book at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.

screenshot of catalog record

Finding eBooks Video

Request a Summit Book from the PSU Library Catalog

Check Find & Request to see whether a print book is either checked out or not in the PSU Library collection. You can request the book from Summit libraries, a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Be sure to sign in to see your request options! 

Image of Summit libraries book request

Find Books Using Subjects

Find books on your topic by using a keyword search to find relevant subject headings. For example, search the keyword phrase, leadership AND diversity, in the PSU Library catalog. By clicking on Details for the first book, Diversity and Leadership, the subject headings lead to other relevant books on this topic.The Subject links in the left-hand column provide pertinent results too.

image of Subjects links for a book