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HY242 Recent U.S. History: 1943-1973: Find Books

Domestic politics and political realignments from Truman to Nixon: McCarthyism and the beginnings of the Cold War; covert action and direct intervention in US foreign policy; Civil Rights, Black Power, feminism, and other topics...

Use Tiger to find books & more at Colorado College

Search Tiger by 

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.

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

    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.

        Google for Keywords

        Search Google to find keywords related to your topic.

        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.

        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.

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