International Studies: Find Books
PSU Library Catalog - Books
Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.
Finding Books & Articles: Summit and ILL
While the Portland State Library has a large collection of books, articles, and journals, we may not have a specific item you are looking for. In that case, you may be able to get it through Summit or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Summit is a cooperative or partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho that share books.
- First, sign in to the catalog for your borrowing privileges for Summit and ILL;
- When you find an item in the catalog with a Find & Request link, then the book is either checked out or not in our collection;
- You can request the book by clicking on Find & Request, then Request from Summit;
- It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit.
Items that are not available at PSU or Summit can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. It takes up to 12 days to receive a book through Interlibrary Loan.
If the PSU Library does not have a journal article that you need for your research, request it through Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes two or three days to receive an article from another library.
Find Books Using Subjects
Find books on your topic by using a keyword search to find relevant subject headings. For example, search the keyword, Sustainability, in the PSU Library catalog. Under the details for the book entitled, Sustainability, the subject headings lead to other relevant books on this topic. The Subject links in the left-hand column provide pertinent results too.