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HIST 54/154: Modern India (Brillman)

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Use OSCAR to find books


OSCAR, the Library's Catalog

OSCAR is the Library's catalog and it tells you the books the SCU Library owns or subscribes to (physical and virtual), in addition to many other material types. You can use it to find books on your topic by doing a keyword search, or for known titles and authors.

advanced search using two concepts and limited to the main stacks location

Finding the Book

This book is in the main stacks in the lower level of the library:

a book and its location and call number

What is a call number? What does E99.C5 J615 2003 mean?

The call number is the book's address on the shelf, and every part of it indicates something about the subject matter of the book. Approach it alphanumerically: first find the E section among the book shelves, then the 99 section under E, then the C section under 99, then the 5 section under C... and on and on.

Learn More: Library of Congress Call Number System


Search for ebooks easily

Use the Streaming Videos/Ebooks tab on the library's website to search only ebooks.

Selected E-Books from SCU Collection

A Few Tips about E-Books

  • To access the full text of the eBooks, just click on the link in the record.  
  • You will be asked to authenticate by entering your SCU Id and Password
  • When you find a book that sounds promising, go through the table of contents carefully to select the most relevant chapters for your topic.
  • You can read the book online and you can usually download a few chapters.  However, the actual number of pages you can download or print is not consistent among publishers.