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Interdisciplinary Studies

How Can I Use Books and Media?


For your Interdisciplinary Studies assignments, you may need to use books for background research or to support your ideas and analyses. Remember that you may not always need to read the entire book - sometimes, just one or two chapters will give you all the information you need.


eBooks are exactly the same as hard copy books in terms of content, but the difference is you can access them online! If you do a catalogue search in the box below or from the Library's Website, your results will automatically include eBooks. The Library has many more eBooks than print.

Streaming Platforms and DVDs

The CapU Library also has many DVDs and subscribes to a number of streaming platforms that include documentaries. When you search the CapU Library catalogue using the box below, or from the main Library Website, you will automatically get DVDs and streaming films in your search results. Films can give you great information for your assignments, but always check with your instructor before using them as an official source.

Search Discovery

Discovery is the Library's one-search experience. Find articles, books, films, music and more!

Browse the Shelves

Browsing the shelves for books in Interdisciplinary Studies requires a general knowledge of the Library of Congress system.  Below are a selection of Call Number ranges that may be use to your assignments.

G-GV Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
G Geography, atlases
GE Environmental sciences
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore
GV Sports, dance, games
H-HX Social Sciences
H General social sciences
HA Statistics
HB Economics
HC Economic conditions
HD Industry, labor
HE Transportation, communication
HF Business, commerce
HG Finance
HM Sociology
HQ Family, marriage, aged, women, sexuality
HT Communities, cities, races
HV Criminology, drug abuse
HX Socialism, communism, anarchism, utopias
J Political Science
JF Constitutional history
JK United States
JS Local government
JX International law, world peace

View Books by Subject in Discovery

Here are some sample searches of books on a number of topics that you can browse by clicking on the link:

Streaming Platforms for Movies and Documentaries