History: Book Search

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Order Books

Faculty should submit typical book orders to the History Office.  For unusual items--out-of-print, very expensive, rare, reference, and so on--contact John Jentz at 8-5969, john.jentz@mu.edu.  Students should ask faculty members to order particular books.

Google Books

Google Books is useful for finding books and seeing a preview of the content.

Use the 'Get this Book in Print' link to see if your local library owns the book!

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 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.  For more information contact John Jentz (8-5969) john.jentz@marquette.edu.

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

History has narrower interpretation in MARQCAT than it has for most historians.  It tends to be wars and revolutions.  Using all four of the above subject phrases will locate what historians usually mean by history.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the MARQCAT box immediately 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.

MARQCAT Search





 

Tools: Advanced Search

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.
 

AHA Resources

Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online of over 270 volumes covers many topics including: general, American, ancient, British, economic, medieval, modern, and world histories; language and linguistics; music; philosophy; political and social theory; religious studies; theater and performing arts; and warfare.

E-Books at MU