The catalog includes records of books in the Library's print and electronic collections. Use WorldCat for a comprehensive review of the monograph literature.

Falvey Library Catalog
The catalog enables patrons to search & browse the Library's collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

JSTOR
The JSTOR journal archive now includes a large selection of electronic books published by university presses.

Digital Editions of Books in the Public Domain

Federal government documents and books published prior to 1923 are mostly in the public domain and freely available online. The two best catalogs for this type of material are listed below. You may also try a simple internet search.

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations are often the precursors for later monograph publications. Most of the dissertations submitted after 1997 and quite a few earlier ones are available in digital format. Those that are not available through Proquest can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)

Selected Historical Digital Collections

The Library has a numerous digital monograph collections. Some of these collections include all the books published in a particular period and/or geographic area. Some of them include languages other than English. They all have full text search capabilities.

  Early English Books Online (Chadwyck-Healy)

  Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)

  Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 (Gale)

  Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 (Readex)

  Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 (Readex)

  Making of the Modern World, Part I, 1450-1850 (Gale)

  Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs (ProQuest)