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HIS 204: Searching for books

Library resources guide for History 204: Women in African History

Searching for books


Searching for Monographs

Rohrbach Library Catalog. The library’s online catalog provides access to books, journal titles (both print and electronic), microforms, audiovisual materials, and all other formats owned by the library. Users can search the database by author, title, subject, and keyword.

Finding Books – Using Call Numbers: Items in the Main Collection at Rohrbach Library may have Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress (LC) call numbers. History books are located in two areas in the library:

Dewey books – 900s – located on second floor

LC books – D (History: General and Old World) and E & F United States and North American history.

WorldCat: The most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographic resource available. This resource contains 49,000,000+ bibliographic records for audio-visual materials, books, maps, musical scores, newspapers, periodicals and more. If you find an item in this catalog you must then check the Rohrbach Library Catalog to see if KU owns the item, or use UBorrow or E-ZBorrow.

Google Book: Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search.


Finding E-Books

To search the library's collection of e-books, use the eBooks on EBSCO interface.

Remember that you will have to log in if using eBooks on EBSCO from off-campus.

You can click on the titles of the books and read them online! In order to download an eBook, you must have a myEBSCO account.  Click here to create one.