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(dog OR canine) AND NOT labrador

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environment*

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wom*n

finds women or woman

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(PROXIMITY)
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Borrow Books from Other Libraries - Inter-Library Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) will work with you to try to obtain the research materials you need from other libraries; we can borrow books, articles, theses, musical scores and more.

A note about ILL and theses and dissertations:

  • Borrowing a thesis may take more time than borrowing a book, because the lending library must scan the entire document.
  • Libraries sometimes refuse to loan a thesis
  • There may be a charge involved with lending a thesis. We will try to get a copy for free; if we cannot get a copy for free, charges for one thesis will be covered by the library. Charges for additional theses will be the responsibility of the student.

Borrowing books from UVA, Tech and other nearby universities: Hollins students may borrow items from the Virginia Tech and University of Virginia libraries, using a valid Hollins ID. We may be able to work with you to obtain borrowing privileges at other nearby universities if you are working on your thesis, or on another long-term research project; contact Public Services Librarian Maryke Barber for more information: (540) 362-6592, mbarber@hollins.edu .

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The Animal Mind

The Animal Mind
by Kristin Andrews
QL785 .A69 2015

School's Out

School's Out:
Gay and Lesbian
Teachers in the
Classroom
by Catherine Connell
LC192.6 .C68 2015

Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro: Inventing
Robert Capa
by Jane Rogoyska
TR140 .T37 R64 2013

All Involved

All Involved: a Novel
by Ryan Gattis
PS3607 .A885 A78 2015

12/16/15