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HIST 21: American Civilization since 1877

Dr. Julie Gallagher

Databases

Search for Books

To find a biography or autobiography, use the LC Subject Heading dropdown menu and search "BIOGRAPHY" or "AUTOBIOGRAPHY". Use the keyword or topic search tools to narrow your results to your individual. 

For example, to find a biography of Cesar Chavez, use the advanced search option. In the first field, type "BIOGRAPHY" and select LC Subj Heading from the drop down menu. In the next field, type Chavez, Cesar, and select Topic: Title + Subject in the drop down menu. You may also want to limit your results to just books by choosing "Books" from the drop down menu for Material Type. ‚Äč

  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text