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History 381: Finding Books

From Civil Rights to Black Power
Professor: Leslie Brown
Fall 2014

Search the Library Catalog

Find books, articles, & more

Searching and Browsing

Start in the library catalog
Do a few keyword searches in the library catalog. Once you find a relevant book, click on the Details link and look at the Subjects to find similar items. When you click on a subject, it will run a new search on that topic.

Browse the shelves
Books are organized on the shelves according to topic, so once you find a promising source, use the Virtual Browse link to see other possibly relevant books around it. You can also write down its call number and then go to the shelves to browse physically. 

Research Tip: Finding Ebooks

Finding Ebooks

You can find ebooks in the library catalog by doing a search for a topic, title, or author, and filtering your search results by:

  • Availability: Full Text Online and Open Access
  • Resource Type: Books

See a demo:

You can also search directly in ebook provider platforms.