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HST371: African American Women in Slavery and Freedom: Books

Fall 2011, E. Pryor

Books Outside of the Five Colleges

WorldCat - Use WorldCat to expand your search for books, theses, etc. beyond the Five College area.

Use the SC Links button sclinks within WorldCat to access and populate the interlibrary loan forms.  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 (books may come more quickly, especially from in-state).

Five College Library Catalog

5 College Library Catalog

Note that subject searching isn't always straightforward. Try a KEYWORDS ANYWHERE search to find a few relevant titles. 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:

  • Women slaves - North America - Social conditions
  • Slavery - North America - History
  • Human reproduction - Social aspects - North America - History
  • Sex role - North America - History

If you are working on a person, remember to search the name as both author and subject:
Author (last name first): Jacobs Harriet
Subject begins with: Jacobs Harriet

Requesting an Item
 - Use the Request Item button in the library catalog to request delivery of books from the other Five Colleges.

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