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Tutt Library Research Guides


History: Find Books

The Middle Ages: Bestiaries

Griffin, Elephant with howdah, Armed warriors

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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

    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.

      Use the catalog to find books and more at Colorado College

      Use the CC library catalog to find books, DVDs, and other things in our local collection, as well as links to online resources such as ebooks and streaming video.

      If you are used to the old "Tiger" catalog, that was replaced with our new catalog in the summer of 2019. It should work similarly to Tiger, but better! Please ask at the Research Desk or Circulation Desk if you need help.

      Use Prospector to request books & more from across Colorado

      If you can't find a book, DVD, CD, or other item you need in the library catalog, 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 the catalog or Prospector, you can search in WorldCat and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

      • WorldCat lists library holdings throughout the nation
      • Requests require an ILL account
      • 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 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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