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HIST 147B: Modern China (Hu): Books

To Find Books on Your Topic:

To find books on your topic, follow these steps:

  • Go to OSCAR, the library catalog, (available from the library home page at
  • Enter keywords describing your topic:
    For example: 
    Imperialism and china

    Opium wars and china
    Women and education and China
  • (An asterisk at the end of a keyword will retrieve various endings of the word (for example Imperialis* will retrieve imperialism, imperialist, imperialists 
  • Be sure to check the locations of the books in OSCAR.  Some books are located in the ARS (Automated Retrieval System) and you need to request them, some others are in the stacks on the lower level of the library.
  • If you don't find enough book on your topic, redo your search in LINK+.  With LINK+, you can borrow books from dozens of participating California libraries.