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ITAL 185: The Italian-American Experience (Ferraro): Printed Books

A guide to sources for researching the history of Italian-Americans in the United States

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Printed Books



To find books written about a specific person, do a Subject Search in OSCAR (the library's catalog) and type the person's name (last name first).  

If you are looking for books about a topic (not a person), do an Advanced Search in OSCAR.  If the first terms you type do not give you the results you want, try typing in various ways of describing your topic.  Then, once you find some books that look like what you want, click on the Subject links that appear in the full records for those books, and you will probably find even more books on the same topic.  (For example, if you type "Italian Americans and internment,"  you will find a few books, but clicking on the Subject heading "Italian Americans - Relocation - History - 20th Century"  will reveal additional books to choose from.)

While the library is closed because of the shelter-in-place order, its printed books are available for borrowing in the following ways:

In addition, there are a couple of online sources in which you may be able to find a digitized copy:

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Leanna Goodwater
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Santa Clara University
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Santa Clara, CA 95053