Books tend to be considered the most significant form of publication in history. Articles are not just shorter; they are different in scope, more specialized and more specific in focus. Scholarly articles in history assume a level of expertise that books generally do not.
Use the AHA Guide to Historical Literature (REF D20 A55 1995) to identify important books on your subject.
Databases in history can also be used to identify books: America:History and LIfe includes book reviews.
Primo is our library catalog. Use it to find the library's collection of books, videos, and journals. See the Help Page for Finding Books for more information on using Primo to locate books.
Use the search box below to run a quick search or use the advanced search page to limit your material type to books prior to searching.
Consider looking at some of the following books:
You can request books through our virtual catalogs or by filling out an ILL form for books. The Boston Library Consortium catalog is a good place to look for academic titles while the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog is a good place to go to borrow fiction and best sellers.
As with article requests, the turnaround time is largely dependent on the loaning institution. However, a virtual catalog request typically takes 3 to 5 working days, while a request submitted through the ILL form takes about week.