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HY 347: The Holocaust: Finding Books

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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 ("nazi death camps")
    • Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants (nazi? finds nazi, nazis, nazism...)
    • Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches. (Example: Try doing a keyword search for "concentration camps" then look at the subject(s) field in several records. You’ll see that the subject terms can vary from  "Concentration camps" to "World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany."  Click the subject heading to find more records with this subject.
  • Revise and refine your searches.
  • 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 Location field will also tell you whether or not a book can be checked out. A book that's shelved in Marx Library Reference cannot usually be checked out, while one in Marx Library Bookstacks can.

The Marx Library also has a special Holocaust collection, the Agnes Tennenbaum Holocaust Library Collection. These books can be found by searching Agnes Tennenbaum Holocaust Library Collection as a title in SOUTHcat. More on this collection and a complete title list can be found at

Electronic Books

All of these ebook collections have a significant number of titles on the Holocaust.


OneSearch allows you to simultaneously search several library resources at one time, including our catalog and some of our ebook resources. For a complete guide to using OneSearch see OneSearch at USA Libraries. The OneSearch search box is located in the center of the Marx Library homepage.

screenshot of the Marx Library homepage with the OneSearch box highlighted

To get started, enter a search term in the box, then hit search.

screenshot of a search term in the OneSearch box