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History: Research Paper Basics: Finding Books and Reference Materials

This guide is designed to help history students successfully complete their next research paper assignment

Top Three Places to find Books:

1. Our Catalog: Search our catalog for a variety of resources on your topic including books; use the "request it" button to place a hold on a book and we will notify you when its available for pick up.

2. The Circuit: Search millions of titles from libraries across San Diego and have them sent to Copley in 3-5 business days.

3. ILL: Search catalog known as WorldCat to find books that are unavailable at Copley and in San Diego. Request them via our Inter-Library Loan Service. Books typically arrive in 1-2 weeks.

Locate Books in our Catalog using Subect Headings

Library Of Congress Classifications for History

These links show you what call numbers to browse when looking for history books in our print collection.

Credo Reference Guides by Topic

New Books in History

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