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HIST 5313: Early American History 1763-1787: Books

Early American History 1763-1787

Books from other libraries

If you are interested in books which are not owned by the Alkek Library, they can be requested via our Interlibrary Loan service and we will borrow them from another library.  This is a free service available to current Texas State Students, Faculty, Staff.  NOTE:  This process takes 7-10 days for books. 

To request a book, open our  ILLIAD link for interlibrary loan and fill out the online request form.

If you have not used the service before, just click near the bottom of the page at the "First time users" link to set up your free account. 

Tips for finding primary sources

Perform a KEYWORD search in the Alkek library  online catalog to find books or other materials on your topic

  • Add one of the following primary source terms to your search: Correspondence, Description and Travel, Diaries, Interviews, Personal Narratives, Sources, or Speeches

** Example: United States Foreign Relations sources

Tips for finding books

The library has many sources that may be of interest when exploring the historiography of the early American history.

Always try searching our online catalog first, you'll be surprised what you find!

Here are just a few examples of some useful subject headings to use when searching the catalog-

United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Social aspects

 United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence.

United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.


If you need help finding materials which may be available in OTHER LIBRARIES, we have a database for that!

Worldcat is a database containing cataloging records from libraries around the world.  This can help you to identiify resources for your paper.

Once resources are located, you may request that we borrow them from another library through interlibrary loan (see box below) OR, you will be able to see a list of libraries which own the item.  If you don't wish to wait for the ILL process, you may visit libraries on your own and borrow their materials. 




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