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History Courses & Research: Books
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What can Book Sources do for you?

  • Deep-dive into a topic for a length of time
  • Gather lots of studies together for you
  • Have a chapter or two that's very useful
  • Have an introduction that gives you background

Streaming Video

Streaming video database with documentaries on almost any topic.

Use OneSearch to find books and other physical items in the library

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Search for ebooks, books, DVDs, CDs, print journals, scores, and other physical items in the library.

Searching Tips for History topics

Books in our Catalog: Search for books in OneSearch (also see above)--limit to "Books" and then "Available in the Library" if you don't want to see ebooks, either.

Books with Re-Printed Primary Sources: Go to Advanced Search to find books with primary source material like this: 

  • The above will only find books that are MOSTLY reprints of primary sources. To find books that only have a few, try using keywords (not subjects) of correspondence, diaries, interviews, "personal narratives," or sources. Or browse through a book and look for tell-tale images of scanned primary sources.
  • For more primary source information, see the Primary Sources tab.

Further Book Searching Tips: Notice other subject terms on book record pages you can use as keywords or searches yourself:

WorldCat and ILL: Order items from anywhere in the world for free!

1. Click on WorldCat from the Databases A-Z list.

2. Search for and choose an item. If Wartburg doesn't own it, request by clicking "Interlibrary Loan via ILLiad." Sign in or sign up for your account. Submit!

3. You'll be emailed when your item has arrived; you'll pick it up at the library circulation desk. Let us know of any issues.

4. If you need to make an ILL account, click on any ILL button (from the homepage or within a database) and fill out the form.

5. You can request items manually or have the forms filled automatically by requesting from within WorldCat or another database.