Scholarly monographs can be found scattered throughout the stacks of Booth Library. Start by browsing the stacks in the subject area you're interested in. Books in the stacks are shelved according to their Library of Congress call number.
Pictured above: Murray, R. L., and Heumann, J. K. (2009). Ecology and popular film: Cinema on the edge. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Most monographs will have a single author, but some will list co-authors, if the authors collaborated on the work.
Here are some things to look for when examining books to see if they fit the description of a scholarly monograph:
- Does the author have an advanced degree (for example, a Ph.D. or Ed.D.), and/or are they associated with an
- Is the book published by a university press, scholarly society, or other scholarly organization?
- Does the book include a bibliography at the end citing all of the sources (other books, journal articles, original documents, etc.) that the author used in their research?
In the examples above: Perry, R. K. (2014). Black mayors, white majorities: The balancing act of racial politics. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
The example above comes from: Patterson, L. E. (2010). Kinship myth in ancient Greece. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Please ask a librarian if you'd like more help finding and identifying scholarly monographs.