Why books?

Why Use Books in History Research?

Books are a very important resource for historical research. They are a great starting place because they provide broader coverage of a topic than articles do and provide more in-depth coverage, as well. Use the links below to find information about books both in the library and online.

Use the Library Search bar to find books in print format and those available to you online through our library. Before entering your search, choose Books from the drop down menu beneath the search bar.

GoogleBooks and WorldCat will provide you with information about what books and other material exist on your topic, and which may or may not be available in our library. If you find out about material that is not available here at St. Ed’s, but is available in another library, we can request it for you through Interlibrary Loan or issue you a Texshare Card to check out books at other libraries.