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Finding Books at UD

Need help finding a topic?

The resources listed below might be able to help you find a topic, narrow it down, find general background information (like dates, event names, etc.), or help you develop keywords for searching. Remember! Background research does not support arguments or provide evidence!

Basic Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around keyword phrases

"trench warfare"
"Iranian Coup"

  • Capitalize Boolean logic connectors (AND, OR).

narrative OR plot
"American Involvement" AND World War I

  • Click either "View all formats and languages" or "View all editions" to view all library holdings for a particular title.
  • Items at UD appear first in the list of search results. Other items can be requested via interlibrary loan.

Advanced Search Tips

  • Type au:, su: or ti: before your keywords to specify author, subject or title words.

su:American Revolution

Open Access E-Book Collections: 

Browsing the stacks in Morris Library can be extremely helpful when you are looking for additional sources for your research. Most books related to African history can be found on the 3rd floor of Morris Library and fall under the following Library of Congress classifications

C, D  History - General

DT  History - Africa

JQ1870 - JQ3981 - African politics

KQ2 - KTZ490 - African Law

PL8000 - PL8844 - African Literature

You can also "browse" the shelves virtually by searching by Call Number through DELCAT.