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HY200 Topics in History: British Imperialism: Find Books

Find These Books in Tutt Library

Be sure to click the Getting Started and Background/Bibliography tabs (in the gold menu bar above) for many good recommendations available from Tutt Library.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg provides access to electronic texts of many works related to South Asia and India. Check out the India Bookshelf for some examples! 

For another example, see Valentine Chirol Indian Unrest stock_book_yellow-16.png

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.

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 throughout the U.S.

When the materials you want   are not available in TIGER or Prospector, you can search WorldCat.

1. WorldCat lists library holdings nationwide.
2. Requests require an ILL account.
3. Items usually arrive in 5-10 business days.

      Catalog Search Tips

      When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

      1. Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.

      2. Refine your searches by adding or removing keywords.

      3. Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials.

      4. Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

        Google for Keywords

        Search Google to find keywords related to your topic.

        Books of Interest @ Tutt Library

        Call Numbers for History

        Books on the same topic often have similar call numbers.

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

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

          Leverage Footnotes and Bibliographies

          Footnotes and bibliographies are a quick way to find related materials and track popular authors.

          Book Emergency 911

          The book I want is not available in Tutt and I can't wait for Prospector or ILL.

          Search the catalogs of UCCS Library or Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD)

          It's 5AM and I need one more book for my paper.

          Try the Hathi Trust (a digital library of classics in most disciplines) or Google Books -- the book you need may have full or partial viewing.

          The popular book for my class is sold out at the Worner book store.

          Check out Poor Richard's Book Store just down the street on Tejon.

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