History: Book Search

Top Book Search Tools

MARQCAT
MARQCAT is the catalog for both Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Law School.  Use it to access all of our holdings, not only books but also journals, databases, DVDs, videos, and CDs. 

WorldCat
WorldCat is the largest library catalog in the world, including the holdings of an international range of institutions.  Items held by Marquette Libraries are prominently marked by a green bar.  Through a special function in WorldCat, you can order items that we do not own through Interlibrary Loan, without having to enter the information in the online ILL order form.  

Find Books in MarqCat and WorldCat

Try a Subject search in MARQCAT on  the name of a country combined with one of the following four categories.  You can use the same strategy in WorldCat:

  • history
  • politics and government
  • social life and customs
  • foreign relations

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the MARQCAT box below.
  2. Click on the dropdown arrow by the first window and select Subject.  Enter united states, or another country, and then one of the four terms above, such as: france politics and government or peru foreign relations.
  3. Click on Submit.  The results you get will be all Library of Congress Subject Categories that begin with the terms you entered.  Click on the category to get the bibliographic records for the items classified under it.

Use the options under "Limit to" to refine your results.

Try Browsing the Shelves

Also try browsing in the stacks in Memorial Library.  Use the Library of Congress's Classification Outline to tell you the appropriate call number ranges.  For example, books on Morocco have call numbers beginning with DT301 to DT330.  Find these books in Memorial Library using this chart to Book Locations.

Primary Sources in Books at Marquette Libraries

1.  Enter your search terms in the first search window of the Advanced Keyword Search box below. 

Note: it's helpful to break up your topic into separate words instead of phrases.  Suppose you want to search on "women in ancient Greece."  In the first window enter: women and ancient and greece.

2.  In the second window click on the dropdown arrow next to Any Field and select Subject.  Then enter: Sources.  That is the Library of Congress subject heading for primary sources.  If we have any primary sources on your topic published in books, they will show up.

MARQCAT Advanced Keyword Search

Please fill in the form, select limits, and click Search

E-Books at MU

Book Reviews

See this special Research Guide to finding book reviews:  Book Reviews.  Or check these special research tools:

Book Review Index
Covers reviews in both academic and popular publications.

America: History and Life
Go to the advanced screen and enter the title of the book in a search box; there is no need to select a field.  Drop A or The at the beginning of a title.  The Search Mode should be "Boolean Phrase," and the Document Type should be "Book Review."   

Historical Abstracts
Go to the advanced screen and enter the title of the book in a search box; there is no need to select a field.  Drop A or The at the beginning of a title.  The Search Mode should be "Boolean Phrase," and the Document Type should be "Book Review."

JSTOR
Go to the advanced screen, change the top search window to "article title" and enter the title of the book in quotation marks(Don't include A or The at the beginning of the title.)  Scroll down and click on "Reviews" under "Item Type."  Click on Search.