To find books, audio/visual materials, or print periodicals on your topic, conduct a keyword or subject search in the Library Catalog.
Try synonyms and related terms:
antiquity OR classical
World War I OR World War, 1914-1918
Civil War OR War Between the States
From the information you find in the Catalog, be sure to note:
To become more familiar with finding materials in the Library's print collection, here's a guide to using Library of Congress call numbers:
Use other Research Guides to discover and develop historical research topics within a particular discipline:
Truxal Library also provides guides for researching particular literary works. In the search box at the top right of this page, type the author's name (for instance, Shakespeare) or title of the novel, story, or play that you're researching (for instance, Hamlet) to see if Truxal has created a guide for that work.
Click on the links below to search for articles from periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.) and for information from electronic books and multimedia resources. From off-campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections
Full text of older issues of periodicals like Classical World, Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of World History, The Oral History Review, Past & Present, and more
Articles from scholarly journals like Reviews in American History, Journal of Cold War Studies, Journal of Women's History, Civil War History, and more
Academic Search Premier
Articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, including full text from periodicals like History & Memory, History Today, The Historian, American History, Military History, and much more
Articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, including full text from periodicals like World History Bulletin, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Law, Crime, & History, and more
National Newspapers & The Sun
Articles from the New York Times (from 1851), Washington Post (from 1877), Baltimore Sun (from 1837), Christian Science Monitor (from 1980), and Wall Street Journal (from 1984)
Daily Life through History
Historical information about different cultures throughout history
EBSCO eBook Collection
Includes thousands of titles about historical topics
Includes thousands of eBooks on historical topics
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Includes hundreds of book titles related to historical topics
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Dozens of reference books for history, including titles like The Ancient World, American Eras: Primary Sources, Encyclopedia of World History, and more
Dozens of reference books for history, including titles like Concise Atlas of World History, Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, The Great American History Fact-Finder, and more
Academic Video Online
Commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries about historical topics
Find these materials in the Reference Section of Truxal Library:
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