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HIST 11A and 12A: The Imperial West (MacGiollabhui): Books

Books and how to locate them

On this page are examples of books related to the Imperial West.   To find more books related to your own topic, you can use OSCAR. 

OSCAR is the online catalog for Santa Clara University. It includes all the books in our collection as well as other materials such as videos, DVDs, periodicals, and government documents.

Go to OSCAR and enter keywords describing your topic.  For example,  if you are interested in women in colonial India, you might use the following keywords:

                Colonial* and women and India.

                Spanish Empire and Incas

                 Crusades and Gender

Note

*An asterisk at the end of a word, for example colonial*, will pick up different endings such as colonial and colonialism.

*You can also use synonyms or related terms.  For example you can use gender or women

* Some books are located in the Main Stacks on the Lower Level. Other books are in the Automated Retrieval System (ARS). Use OSCAR to request these books from the ARS.

Interlibrary Loan

If you search OSCAR for a particular title and find out that Santa Clara doesn't own the book you are interested in, you can use:

LINK+, a service which allows students and faculty to borrow materials from member libraries at several other colleges and public libraries, provided that those materials are not available at the SCU libraries.  Books borrowed through LINK+ should be available within 3 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Books