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History 118, Western Civilization III, with Katie Simonton: Find Books & eBooks

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Suggestions for searching the Catalog

Finding books in the library:

*Begin with BROAD search terms:

A search for "how women behaved in ancient rome" will return ZERO results. Think about the main points and use those as keywords.

Combine keywords with AND:

world war one AND effects 

*Don't include little words like "the," "of," "in" etc. - they will skew your results

*Don't give up! The library catalog works differently than other searches you may be used to - keep trying different keywords.

*Create keywords by brainstorming synonyms for your main ideas:

world war one but also: WWI, World War 1914-1918, great war, early 20th century, etc.

effects but also: causes, casualties, WWII, influenza, generation, deaths,  etc.

*Need help finding keywords? Ask a Librarian.

*Once you find a book you want, write down the CALL NUMBER. It will begin with a letter or letters like this:


Other libraries

Did you know, as a student at Edmonds Community College, you can go to other community colleges in our area and check out books?  You can also look for books at your local public library.  (Be sure to sign up for a library card, if you don't already have one!)