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Black American History: Searching for Books in the Library collection

Research Guide for History 180 and 181

Searching for Books in the Cuyamaca Library Collection

Classic Catalog - i.e. original online catalog, searches items in Cuyamaca's physical (hard copy) collection, including books, videos, maps, etc. Grossmont's holdings may also be searched. 

In addition, the library catalog offers access to most eBooks in Cuyamaca's collection, including some holdings in EBSCO eBook Collection, Springer eBooks, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

Library's Ebook Collections can also be searched individually

EBSCO eBook Collection - Entire e-book can be checkout to any device.
See "How can I download and read EBSCO eBooks on my mobile device?"

Springer eBooks - Allows multiple readers at one time. May print without limits and transfer clean PDFs to a desktop, any e-reader device, a flash drive, or even e-mail, without restriction.

Gale Virtual Reference Library -  Contains specialized and content specific reference books written by subject expects.

Selected Search Terms

Suggested subject headings to search for books and/or e-books in the Classic Catalog

African Americans
  search also under:
  subdivision African Americans under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--African Americans; 
  and headings beginning with African American
  search also under:
  subdivision Blacks under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--Blacks;
  and headings beginning with the word Black
Civil Rights
Civil Rights Movements