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HIST 176: Celebrity & Politics: U.S. From the 1980s to the Present (Gudgeirsson): Books

Getting Started

If you have a topic in mind but don't know how to narrow it down, do a search in one of the following online reference collections.  The articles you will find will provide background information on your topic from various perspectives and give you ideas for refining it.  

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of online reference sources

Credo Reference
A collection of online reference sources

Books and how to locate them

Books and How to Locate Them

Books can be used as primary or secondary sources, according to their publication date and the topic of your research.

Catalogs are used to find books and other materials (available in your library and in other institutions.)

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, periodicals, and government documents. When you find books in OSCAR, be sure to check the "location"  Some books are located in the Main Stacks on the Lower Level. Other books are in the Automated Retrieval System (ARS).  Many of our books are now in electronic format. 

LINK+ is a catalog for approximately 20 libraries in California.  You can request books from LINK+ and they come within 3 days.