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History: Research and Writing

HillSearch

Search the library's print and electronic collections of books, ebooks, videos, and more:
 
 
HillSearch allows you to limit your search using "facets." Once you complete a search, you will see a list of links along the left-hand side of your serach results. To limit your results to a location in the library, a particular format, or language, chose the corresponding facet to limit your search results.
 
More information about using HillSearch is available HERE.
 

Google Books

Google Books can be used to search the full text of books from title to index. You can search for certain phases in a book, search the index and get a preview of the book's content. If you find a relevent book you can download a complete book if it is in the public domain.  You can purchase books to be loaded on to an iPhone, iPad, or other device. You can also request books that are relevant to your research by using the library's interlibrary loan system, Illiad.

Full View: You can access the complete work if it is out of copyright or if the author or publisher has allowed the book to be available in a fully viewable format. You can view any page and if the book is in the public domain you can download, save or print a PDF version. You can search the content of the book.

Limited Preview:  A limited number of pages from the book will be available for viewing and content searching is allowed.

Snippet View: Just a few sentences a few sentences to display your search term in context of the book. Publishing information is available at this level.

No Preview Available: Just the basic bibliographic information about the book will be displayed.

Google Book Search

Full Text Books Available in Online Repositories

A number of online repositories offer full text access to books, many of which were published centuries ago and are available in the public domain.

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