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History: Books

Finding Books

In addition to searching the catalog by keyword, you may wish to browse the stacks for books on your country or region, using the table below as your guide.

 

Call Number

909
940-949
941-942
943
944
950-959

951
954
960-969
973
975
980-989

Subject

World History (General)
Europe
Great Britain

Germany
France
Asia
China
India
Africa

United States
Southern U.S.

South America

Search Ebook Central

Ebook Central contains over 200,000 e-books, most of which are scholarly. You can read books online, print or download individual chapters, and save e-books to a personal bookshelf.

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Books at Meredith

Use this box to search WorldCat for books in the Meredith library.

   

Books from Other Libraries

Search in WorldCat to find books at libraries around the world, and request them via Interlibrary Loan.

     

Book Reviews

Reading scholarly reviews of history books will give you insight into their quality, their relevance to your research question, and the perspective or lens through which they view the people and events that they cover.

You can find book reviews in the library's three main history databases below, by using the Advanced Search and limiting the publication type to Reviews.  Either search the title of a particular book in quotation marks, or do keyword searching to find reviews of books that mention those keywords.

You can also find freely available reviews at H-Net, an online repository of book reviews by historians:

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Interlibrary Loan

Did you find a book you want that isn't accessible through Meredith's library?  Don't worry, we can probably get it for you using Interlibrary Loan.

You will usually have it for several weeks.  It can take about 7 days on average to get a book, so place your requests early.

Bibliographies

Bibliographies list classic works on particular subject areas. Use these to help you identify sources worth consulting.

Some useful (but dated) bibliographies in History are:

R 016.9  H19       Harvard Guide to American History

R 016.9 Am31      AHA Guide to Historical Literature

R 016.973 R31    Research Guide to American Historical Biography