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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

If you know the title of the book in which a known chapter is published, search for the book using normal strategies.

If you are searching for chapters written by a known author, there are a range of strategies. You can try searching for the author in the keyword field in Worlcat or checking if the author has a publication list online. 

Searching for book chapters on a topic can be elusive.  Below are some strategies that you can use. 

  • Search Worldcat. Worldcat (and other library catalogs) includes book chapters for some books but certainly not all. Try using the keyword field when searching by topic. Same for a word in the chapter title. 
  • Search databases that might offer book chapters. Databases likely to offer book chapters include those that offer ebooks and some indexing databases.
  • 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