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HIST 4314/5314 - American Civil War: Locating Books

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K - QD 1.C57   4th Floor
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Location Directory

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Reference                 1st
Reserves                   2nd
Documents                2nd
Computer Lab            7th
Media Services           7th
Special Collections      7th

Interlibrary Loan Links

Recommended Databases

How to Find Books 1 - Basic Searches

Quick Book Search

Searching the Catalog

Our catalog is located on our main webpage: http://library.lamar.edu.

Search for words and phrases related to your research topic. Depending on how broad or narrow your topic is, use different searches for better results. Choose the different searches from the pull-down list beside the search box.

Subject

  • Use subject for broad topics such as gun control or inorganic chemistry. A subject search produces a list of subject headings and subheadings. You can use the previous and next buttons to browse up and down the list of headings.

Subject keyword

  • Use subject keyword to search for one or two terms—especially if one term is geographical or historical—such as gun control europe or 17th century literature. A subject keyword search matches your terms against subject headings and sub-headings.

Keyword

  • Use keyword to search for topics with several search terms or those that overlap subject areas.

The subject searches focus on subject headings. Keyword matches terms against titles, authors, subjects, table of contents, and other information. Keyword is looser than the subject searches but it will work for terms not found in the subject headings.

You can also use operators with the keyword search.

If a book has online in the call number and electronic resource noted in the title, it is an e-book. Each e-book has a URL link near the right side of the screen. That link will take you to the e-book.

E-books are duplications of printed books, so the content is consistent page-by-page with the print edition.

Finding and Accessing Ebooks

Accessing Ebooks Off-Campus

Ebooks from Off-Campus

E-books (electronic books) are accessed differently from off-campus, due to security, copyright laws, and licensing.

To access e-books from off-campus:

Select Database List on the library home page

Click on E for either E-brary or E-books on EBSCOhost and choose the collection you want to use.

Log in using your LEA username and password

Once you are logged in, search by the title of the book you want to use or search by subject or keyword.