The links below will take you directly to a list of books in the Library catalog that are about/related to the topic listed. You can click on any of the titles to read more information about the book as well as see the call number, which you need to locate the book in the building.
If you ever discover a book (or an article) the library does not have access to/own, you can try requesting the item through Interlibrary Loan. (Click the link to read more about this service: how to sign up for it & how to request items.)
These items are specifically reference materials, such as encyclopedias and handbooks. These are items to use for more background understanding of your subject. You don't necessarily want to rely on these as your sources to cite for papers, though that varies by professor and assignment.
Important: There are books to use in the Reference Area of the library (located on the 2nd floor) but these books can't be checked out. You can take photos, make photocopies or scans, and move around the building with them.
If you want to find magazines to look through their ads, consider using some of the databases that have full collections of a magazine, such as Vogue (listed on the database page). Or you can do a Title Search in the library catalog.
Below I'm looking for the magazine Women's Wear Daily. I do a title search.
When I get my results, I can see on the right the kind of items that are under that title (underlined in red).
The next step is to either click on "online content" to enter the online view and perform searches inside the database or inside the online periodical/magazine.
Or I can click on the title of the item and look at the record and find where the item is located so I can look at it.