Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs

In order to find or verify a title published by any of the many imprints of Random House, Inc. or our distribution clients, please use our Advanced Search function which appears below our navigation bar in the upper right of every page on the Academic website.

You may search by title, ISBN, author, or keyword.

Search by Title:

You may search by the exact title or a portion of a title.
**Please note: Spelling counts!
If a title is misspelled—for example "Huckelberry Finn" or "Death Comes for the Bishop"—no search results will appear.

**Please note: Articles and prepositions count, too!
If you get the title partially wrong—for example "An Invitation to a Beheading" or "Invitation to Beheading"—no search results will appear. You have to type in "Invitation to a Beheading."

Tip: Just typing in the word "Beheading" will bring you all the titles with that word in it—in this case only Nabokov's novel will appear.

Search by ISBN

Numbers can be more precise than words. Try typing in the either the 10-digit or 13-digit ISBN if you know it.

Tip: Sometimes the ISBN can be too precise. If you enter in the ISBN for the hardcover edition of a book that has gone out of stock no search results will come up. However there may likely be a paperback edition available. Try typing in the title just in case if your ISBN search yields no results.

Search by Author

Search by either first or last name or both (in order to narrow your search results). "Faulkner" will turn up all titles published by the author of The Sound and the Fury, but if you type in "William" you will get over 500 titles returned.
Again, spelling counts. Type in "Falkner" and no results will appear.

Keyword Search

Keywords can be very helpful. If you can't remember exactly the author or title of a book or know its ISBN, but you think Random House might publish it, try typing in some fairly descriptive words—the more specific the better. Type in "Mississippi Delta" and you will get 19 titles returned from Cotton Song to Blues Poems.

If all your search results turn up negative...

Random House may not publish that title or no longer publishes that title. Books go out of print and sometimes different publishers will reprint a title that Random House, Inc. once published but no longer does.

In this case, you might want to check the Amazon.com or BN.com websites or the Library of Congress online (www.loc.gov) to double check who the current publisher might be.

Tip: Today, Random House, Inc. only publishes "trade" books, i.e. books you would find in a retail bookstore for the typical consumer. In the 1980s Random House, Inc.'s textbook division was sold to McGraw-Hill. All former Random House textbooks, if still in print, will be available from McGraw-Hill. You will will need to contact them directly.

Tip: While Random House, Inc. does publish many titles and distributes books for a growing number of publishers, we do not publish or distribute everything. A list of all our imprints and distribution clients can be found at the bottom of this page. If the publisher of the book of that you are looking for is not here, we recommend you use the internet to find the publisher's website and contact them directly.

Tip: While the Knopf division of Random House, Inc. publishes hardcover editions of the Everyman's Library, we do not publish paperback editions of those titles. You will need to contact Tuttle Publishing (https://peripluspublishinggroup.com/tuttle/) for these paperbacks.

Tip: Sometimes you might find a book online that is published by one of Random House, Inc. international companies, whether in Canada or the United Kingdom (eg. Anchor Canada or Harvill Press etc...) These editions are typically not available in the United States. If they are, they will be listed on our website and you will be able to find them on our site. If you cannot find them, they are not available from us, or are published by another press.