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HIST 11A: Slavery and Unfreedom (Brillman)

This guide was created to support History 11A: Slavery and Unfreedom.


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LINK+ is a hard copy book / media borrowing consortium in California and Nevada. If a patron is looking for a known item in OSCAR and it's not available, click the LINK+ icon to see if it is available from another library in the network. You may also search LINK+ directly, but you will want to make sure that an item is not available at SCU before you request it from another institution. To use LINK+, there is no additional registration--we use our Library Barcodes (printed on the back of the Access Card) to place LINK+ requests. Items arrive in 2-4 days--generally more quickly via LINK+ than they would via ILLiad.

***Due to licensing restrictions, eBooks are not eligible to be shared between institutions, via ILLiad or LINK+***

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.

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How to Find E-Books

It might be useful to also look for ebooks if you are not on campus or would prefer to only find books online. This is the easiest way to filter your search to ebooks only.

  1. Go to the library home page ( 
  2. Click on the "Streaming Videos/eBooks" tab at the top. In the e-Books search box, enter keywords describing your topic. 

For example: slave narratives

streaming and ebooks tab on library's home page with the search term slavery narratives

How to Find Books

OSCAR catalogs the library's print and electronic books, journals and other resources. If you find something that fits your topic and you are not onsite, you can request for the book to be delivered to your home. Learn more through the Library and Learning Commons Services Update - COVID-19 guide.

OSCAR tab on the library's website with the search term slavery and gender

Selected Books and Ebooks