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History Research Guide: Books and Media


You can search the UA Library Catalog for both, print and electronic books that contain primary historical information. Begin with a keyword for your topic. Try combining your topic with additional keywords, such: diary, journal, letters, correspondence, autobiography, map, register, roster, record, primary source, etc. You can also search by Title, Author, or Subject.

Books in UA and other Libaries

Books on the Web

Many historical books can be accessed for free using any search engine. These are usually available in PDF format.

Some specific collections of freely available e-books are:

Free Online Textbooks

History eBooks

Internet Archive

Project Gutenberg

Public Bookshelf: History Books

Smithsonian Libraries Books Online

Google Books Search

Need More Books on a topic? Try Google Books to find titles, then search for these books in the UA Libraries catalog.
Google Book Search

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