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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 200D: Monarchy, Middle Ages to the Present

Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts (you should master before History 498). Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, and also lists specific sources relevant to research for this course.

Library Catalogs

If the Library does not have the book you need, or else the book you need is charged, then you should next search the:

After you have explored the books available to you here at the University of Illinois, and also at other I-Share libraries, you will want to expand your search using:

If you find a book in WorldCat that you would like to use for your research, you can request it through:

Shelf Browsing

For more detail on the Dewey Decimal Classification, consult the Library's Guide to the Dewey Decimal System:

For more detail on Library of Congress Classification, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline:

Digitized Book Collections (Ebooks)

Listed below are ebook collections, which have the obvious advantage of supporting full-text keyword searching across an entire corpus. Individual ebook titles are also discoverable through the Library Catalog (see above).