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Tutt Library Research Guides


HY399 Studying History: Find Books

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Use Tiger to find books & more at Colorado College

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Tiger, the CC library catalog, will tell you what we own (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) or subscribe to (journals, databases, etc.) at Colorado College. It will not help you find articles in journals.

At the beginning of Block One 2017, books will not yet be available for you to browse and check out yourself. You can continue to use the red "REQUEST ITEM" button in Tiger, and you will be able to pick the book up at the Tutt Library circulation desk ion the first floor later that day, or the next day. The library website has more information about requesting books, including the schedule

Use Prospector to request books & more from across Colorado

If you can't find a book, DVD, CD, or other item you need in Tiger, you can use Prospector to search libraries across Colorado and then request that they be sent to the Tutt Library circulation desk for you to check out here.

Use WorldCat to request books from across the U.S.

When the materials you want are not available in TIGER or Prospector, you can search in WorldCat and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Library holdings throughout the nation
  • Items usually arrive in 5-10 business days

      Browse the Shelves

      Books on the same topic often have similar call numbers.

      History books 

      General History
      DA-DR Europe
      DS Asia
      DT Africa
      DU Oceania
      E11-975 United States
      Latin America

        For a complete list of call numbers, check the Library of Congress Classification Outline

        Books Are Our Friends

        Leverage Footnotes and Bibliographies

        Footnotes and bibliographies lead to more resources.

        • related books,
        • articles,
        • primary sources,
        • names of popular historians

        Google Scholar

        Google Scholar can be used to find primary sources. Click on the arrow to the right of the search box to open the Advanced Scholar Search window.

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