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AMS555: American Society and Culture: Books

Fall 2015, J. Hicks

Books Outside of the Five Colleges


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.


Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not owned in the Five Colleges. Please allow at least 2 weeks for delivery.

Five College Library Catalog

Five College Library Catalog

Note that the "correct" way to search by subject isn't always obvious. You may prefer to try a keyword search first to find a few relevant titles. Then click on the subject headings on those records to conduct a more comprehensive subject search.

For example, books on early black music publishing are listed under these subjects:

Minstrel music - United States - History and criticism
Music publishing - United States - History -19th century
Music and race - United States - History - 19th century
African Americans - Songs and music - History and criticism
African Americans in popular culture - History - 19th century

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