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Finding Articles: Book Chapters

This guide informs on finding articles and covers legal and interdisciplinary databases, newspapers and working papers.

Strategies to find Book Chapters

Finding book chapters can be surprisingly difficult. Below are some strategies that can be used: 

  • Search Worldcat. Worldcat includes book chapters for some books but certainly not all. Try using the keyword field when searching by topic. If you know the book chapter author name or chapter title (in an edited volume), also use the keyword field (not the author or title fields)
  • Search summon, a resource that allows users to search within NYU ebook collections. Search other databases that offer ebooks.
  • Consult publisher websites; some such websites post their new books' table of contents.
  • Search Google Books and Amazon. These resources offer some full text material that is searchable. Also, if the book allows a preview you can often find table of contents.


Citation, Book Chapters