WorldCat - Use WorldCat to expand your search for books, theses, etc. beyond the Five College area. Watch for items that are owned by only one library; such unique material is often not obtainable via interlibrary loan.
Use the SC Links button within WorldCat to access and populate the interlibrary loan forms.
Note that subject searching isn't always straightforward. Try a KEYWORDS ANYWHERE search to find a few relevant titles, for example: Jim Crow. Then click on the subject headings on those records to conduct a more comprehensive subject search.
Note that there are usually many different ways to search a concept, for example, segregation:
For books by and about Wells, remember to search her name as both author and subject (note the compound last name):
Author (last name first) Wells Barnett, Ida B
Subject begins with: Wells Barnett, Ida B
Author keyword: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Subject begins with: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Requesting an Item - Use the Request Item button in the library catalog to request delivery of books from the other Five Colleges.