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History: Books & eBooks

Welcome to the History Subject Guide! Here, you'll find resources to complete all of your history-related assignments, including history databases full of articles and reference entries, books, ebooks, journals, reliable Web sites, and much more!

Search This, Not That!

Not finding a book on a particular subject or historical event? Broaden your search. For example, if a search for "Battle of Metz" yields no results, try the following search:

World War II AND (battle OR combat)

Search BearCat

Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries by using BearCat

Catalog Searching Tips & Tricks

Tip #1: Think of as many synonyms and related terms as possible for your topic. Authors may use different words to describe similar ideas, so searching with multiple keywords will ensure that you do not miss out on relevant material just because it employs different terms. 

Tip #2: For quick, effective searching, utilize Boolean operators. 

  • AND = Narrows your search. Will return results in which terms appear together. e.g., Media AND Elections
  • OR = Broadens your search. Will return results in which either term appears. e.g., Media OR Elections
  • NOT = Narrows your search. Will return results in which a specified term is excluded. e.g., Media NOT elections
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