U.S. Military Academy Library

How do I Find Sources?

I need to find sources for my research. How do I…

Find a Book 

Learn about how to search the Catalog

Physically Locate a Book in the Library 

Locate the call number and learn where to find it in Jefferson Hall 

Find and Use an ebook

Learn how to limit the search to find ebooks, and how to use them on your computer, tablet, or phone

Find a Scholarly Journal 

Learn how to search Scout (searches almost all resources together so you don’t have to search individual databases) 

Learn How to Find a Source West Point Doesn’t Have 

Use ConnectNY first for faster delivery! If ConnectNY doesn’t have it, try ILL – InterLibrary Loan (known as ILLiad). If you still can't find what you're looking for, check the Library of Congress catalog and use ILLiad to request the item. To see everything that is available in all libraries, visit WorldCat and also use ILLiad to request the items. 

Special Collections & Archives 

Learn about original resources (such as letters, photos, rare books, and the official records of USMA) that are available in person or online