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Get to know Tripod

Tripod is the research portal of the TriCollege Libraries, which provides one-stop searching for materials at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore.

  • To begin, notice the options at the right side of the search bar. The default setting is for:
    • Books + Media + Articles: use this for broad searches exploring topics and ideas. Results may include all types of library materials
    • or start out by limiting your search to:
      • Books + Media: which includes ebooks, film, sound recordings and music scores
      • Articles: well, articles! Look for the options on the left: you may choose to limit your search to articles within Peer-reviewed Journals and online availability
      • [Course Reserves: to see what is placed on reserve for your class and to see whether it's available for use] not available for Fall 2020
  • Refine your results using the options on the left
  • Sign in!
    • for more seamless access to online resources
    • to save searches and create lists of favorites
    • to check your account online and renew items
    • to enable requesting items from Bryn Mawr and Haverford
Discover Research Guides

In addition to course specific guides that support your work for class,  Research Guides are a good place to begin your research to explore:

Get advice
  • Library staff and peer advisors (RIAs - Research and Information Associates) are always happy to help.
  • You can make an appointment with the Subject Librarian who is an expert on library resources for your area of study
  • Chat live with a library staff member (below) or email librarian@swarthmore.edu.