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HCOL 185M: (In)equality in P-16 American Education - Ballysingh (Fall 2022)

Book Searching

An overview of your city's history is a good way to begin the city case study assignment.  Overview information is generally found in books, not articles, because of a book's broader scope.  Finding one or two good books or book chapters on your city can provide you with a solid background for your project.

In CatQuest

Use the "Advanced Search" in CatQuest, and, in the drop-down menu select "Library Catalog" to search only books and movies.

Searching with subject headings can be very useful for this type of searching.  Try changing the search box drop-down to "Subject" and searching with:

Name of City -- History 

Your search should look like the one below.


In WorldCat

WorldCat searches books from libraries around the world.  It's a great way to find out what books have been written about a topic.  Use the "Advanced Search" feature (the toggle buttons to the right of the search box) and search as you would in CatQuest.










If we do not own a title, you can request that we get the book for you from another library.  This service is called Interlibrary Loan and the portal is through the green "ILL/DD" button on the Howe Library homepage.