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Required Readings (Mandatory)

In your graduate courses, your instructor will provide you with information on obtaining the books and articles required for your course.

You are responsible for obtaining your own textbooks. You can purchase books from Amazon or other retail booksellers of your choice, or directly from the publisher. Many books are available in both print and e-book editions.

Articles will be available electronically through your courses’ Moodle pages.

Suggested Readings (Optional)

For some courses, instructors may list additional books, articles or other documents as supplementary material that cover specific topics in more depth. You may also want to undertake your own research in your fields of interest. Options for obtaining additional material:

  • Students within travel distance of our Bethlehem campus can access course readings at the IIRP Library.  Because the IIRP Library is non-circulating, materials may be used on-site only. Photocopy services are available for a nominal per-page fee (cash only); the use of photocopied materials is subject to U.S. copyright law.
  • For journal articles, the Library provides free interlibrary loan services for students. Contact the Library with your request. In most cases, journal articles are delivered electronically via e-mail within a couple of days.
  • For books, consult a local public or academic library; the staff there can advise you about access and loan services available to you.
  • Check WorldCat to find libraries in your area that own the item(s) you are looking for; you can search by zip or postal code. Contact these libraries directly to verify your items’ availability and to find out about access to their collections. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like help communicating with them.
  • If the topic of a Suggested Reading book is of particular interest to you, you may wish to purchase your own copy. In many cases, used copies are available at discounts from Amazon and other merchants. Consider consulting reader reviews of a book before buying it, especially for costly items.

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