Library Catalogs, Books & Articles


Search for books, videos, articles and ebooks from Shain and Greer Libraries. Select "ConnColl Books & Media" from the drop-down menu inside OneSearch. Limit to peer-reviewed journals and other material types by using the search limiters on the left-hand side of the screen. 

CTW Consortium

Search the combined holdings of Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University (CTW) by selecting "CTW Search" from the drop-down menu inside OneSearch. To request items from Trinity and Wesleyan you must log in first. Requested items are usually delivered in 1-3 days.

Interlibrary Loan

ILL staff obtain materials that are unavailable in our own collection. It is available to all current Connecticut College faculty, staff, and students.

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides instant links to full text content for articles as you do research on the web. 


Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use this database to search for books outside the CTW catalog.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a Web search engine that specifically searches scholarly literature and academic resources. Follow these steps to set up Google Scholar so it links directly to the full-text of articles available through Connecticut College.



Library Research: The Basics

This Library Basics workbook is intended to introduce Connecticut College students to the basics of using the library for research. It focuses on the practical (e.g. how to) rather than the theoretical (e.g. why). 

Video Tutorials

Learn how to find books and ebooks, use interlibrary loan, create search strategies and so much more!


Get Research Help

Schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian for one on one in-depth research assistance. Stop by the reference desk on the main floor of Shain Library or complete the online form to request an appointment.

Librarians are available on a daily basis to provide assistance in the use of the library and its collections. Your questions are welcome in person at the Reference Desk or by chat, text or phone.

Current library hours are available at


Subject Guides

The following guides are intended to provide a brief overview of some of the resources available in the library and online for a given topic. If you need further research assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk or you may schedule a Research Consultation.