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History: Books

Finding Books and eBooks



Use OneSearch to search across all library resources.  Narrow your results to books by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.

In the "Availability" section, select "Available in Print."  Your results will now show only print books available at both the Main Campus and East Campus libraries.

Catalog Search Tips

  • Screenshot of book recordThink of 1-3 key words that describe your topic and use those as your search terms.
  • When searching for names or multi-word phrases, use quotes around your terms. This tells the catalog that you want to find books with those words together as a phrase.
    • For example: "Abraham Lincoln" or "French Revolution"
  • Use the "Subjects" links found in each book record to find related books (see screenshot to the right).
  • If you aren't finding anything useful, try thinking of alternate terms for your search terms. How else might people describe your topic?
    • For example: If you are researching the history of Labor Unions, you could also try searching for "Organized Labor" or "Labor Movement" or even "Strikes" or "Lockouts"

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