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HIST 3000: History Research Methods: Finding Books


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Library Catalogs

Use a library catalog to find books by author, title, or subject. NOTE: Searching by SUBJECT requires an understanding of the Library of Congress Subject Headings.  It is often better to search using KEYWORDS first and then narrow your search using the subject headings found in the complete catalog record of books that seem to be right on topic.

Note on Book Reviews

Book reviews can be useful to help you boil down or see the flaws in an author's argument. To locate book reviews, search for the title of the book in one of the research databases or full text journal collections on the Finding Articles tab of this guide.

InterLibrary Loan

USU students and faculty are able to borrow books, journal articles, microfilm, and many other types of information resources not owned by the Merrilll-Cazier Library through the interlibrary services department.  There is no charge for this service, but you will need to budget extra time for book delivery from the remote library.