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HIST 350: Astrology (HC)

HIST 350: Astrology (Hayton) Fall 2022

Astrologers and Politics


Astrological birth chart for Charles I, From E. Sibly's A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology, 1790 (?)

London, Wellcome Library (Wikimedia Commons, public domain)  Other charts from the book.  

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Haverford College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Swarthmore College  to look for all books (print and digital) owned by your college as well as the print titles at the other two schools.  

The following searches are a sampling of possibilities.  To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.  Note that all these searches are in the Books+Media channel.  In examples below, using Any Field (rather than Subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles and book summaries.

       astrolog* AND renaissance  [Any Field]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

       ("16th century" OR 17th century" OR "18th century") [Subjects] AND astrolog*[Any Field]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon   Sorted by newest titles first.

       astrolog* [Any Field] AND (almanac*) [Subject]  Limited to books published 1980 to present.  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

       (horoscope* OR table*) AND astrolog*[Any Field] AND history [Subject]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

**  Try opening a search above and replace one of the topics with your research interest.

Going beyond the TriCollege Collections

WorldCat is an important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 500 million title records owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.  Also note the records for online titles. Those that are available open access or from collections for which we have subscriptions will be available to you directly.