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HIST 5353 Greater Southwest: Books

How do I search the library catalog?

Search the library catalog for print resources, ebooks, movies, and more!

The library catalog is a type of database, so you can use the same search strategies you would use in a database, including "phrase searching," Boolean operators, and truncation.

 


 

Each item in the library's collection has its own catalog record, like the one below.

Here you can see the item's location and call number and also its status. If it says AVAILABLE, the item should be on the shelf.

 

The subject terms are useful not only for finding other materials that are closely related to the one you're looking at, but also for suggesting using subject headings to find books, in addition to a keyword strategy.  

Hint:  Always start your searches broadly and then narrow your results to find the most useful material.

Finding books not owned @ Texas State

Reading/Downloading Ebooks via EBSCO

Reference Books for General Background