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HIST 340: Voices for Justice - Seven African American Lives (HC)

HIST 340: Voices for Justice - Seven African American Lives (Lapsansky-Werner) Spring 2023

Newspaper Editor and Activist for Black Rights

College of the Mainland Library, Texas City, book display for Women's History Month 2015 

Source: flickr, Creative Commons License 2.0 Generic

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 example #3 below, using keywords (in Tripod Any Field) rather than subjects will pick up results from chapter titles.

        black press  [Any Field search] = 33, 006 results   Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon   

         ("african american*" OR black*) AND (newspaper* OR press) AND history [Subjects] =118 results   Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

         ("mary ellen" OR mammy)  AND (pleasant OR pleasants) [Any Field]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

          (haymarket OR "industrial workers of the world" OR anarchis*) AND history [Subjects] AND ("african american*" OR black* OR race OR racial OR minorities)  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

         "civil rights" AND "19th century" AND (black* OR "african american*") [Subjects]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

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

Beyond the Tri-College Collections

An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 500 million records for material 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 that older books, reports and dissertations are often listed with open access URLs.