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To find books and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog.
- Catalog tips and tricks:
- Keyword searches – use quotation marks to hold phrases together ("european union")
- Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants (gyps? would find gypsy or gypsies)
- Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches. (Example: Try doing a keyword search for "gyps? europe", then look at the subject(s) field in several records. You’ll see that the subject term could be Romanies --Ethnic identity or
Click the subject heading to find more records with this subject.)
||Travelers --Civil rights --Europe.
- Revise and refine your searches. Combine words or phrases.
- Watch for repeating call numbers and browse stacks in that area.
- Pay attention to the Location and Status fields. You will need this information to locate the item in the library.
The USA Libraries subscribe to several subscription e-book collections. These collections tend to focus on a specific discipline or field of study in their coverage.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Project
Full text to books of major importance in historical studies. Formerly the History E-Book Project.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Formerly called NeA collection of about 11,173 current electronic books. The checkout period for books from EBSCO is currently 7 days. In order to check out a book, you must create an account with EBSCO. Click on Sign In at the top right on the blue bar, then choose Create a New Account. A maximum of 60 pages may be printed at one time.
The Marx Library has just purchased over 500 ebooks from JSTOR. To limit your search to books only, check Books under Narrow By.
ProQuest Ebook Central
A collection of over 70,000 electronic books covering all academic disciplines. Pages from ebrary titles can be printed by using the InfoTools button and choosing Print. You can choose to print the current page, a range of pages (with the maximum number of pages being 60) or an entire chapter.
The University Library subscribes to Springer's 2005-2011 English/International ebook collection with access for one year to book series back to 1997. Sort your results by date so that the books we have access to will appear first.
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