History - United States: Books
Find Books for History
Use the Books tab to locate books and other items in the Pollak Library.
Books are the main place that historians publish their scholarship. They are also a good place to find primary source materials, such as published memoirs, diaries, historical documents, etc.
How do I use subject headings to find primary sources in book catalogs?
This page describes how to use Library of Congress Subject Headings to locate primary source materials in online catalogs.
1. Go to the Books tab.
2. Search by Keyword. Enter your subject term and one of the primary source terms listed below:
early works to 1800
women pioneers and diaries
soviet union and dissidents and interviews
holocaust and personal narratives
Thomas Jefferson and correspondence
Google Book Search
Book Search works just like a Google web search. When Google finds a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, they'll link to it in your search results.
If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given Google permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy