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History: The Past as Laboratory for the Present (HC)

Searching the Tri-College Collections

Use Tripod Books and More to look for relevant books owned by Haverford, Swarthmore, and Bryn Mawr.

The following suggested searches are only a sampling of possibilities. To find materials on a topic not listed below, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Library Catalog to find relevant titles and then using the subject headings assigned to those items to find more.

Sample Searches


Keyword searches:

Subject headings - Click on them from a book record:

Finding Books in Libraries

When you find a title that you want in Tripod Books and More, the format will be noted as E-book or Book (for print).

For e-books connect through the link marked “from Haverford.”

For print books at Haverford, note the call number which tells you where the book is shelved.  Each library has maps and staff ready to help you locate what you need.  When you get to the book shelf, you will find other titles on the same subject near the book you want.

For books at Bryn Mawr or Swarthmore College, use the Request button to have them sent over. 


The devil's disciples: makers of the Salem witchcraft trials
For more than a year, between January 1692 and May 1693, the men and women of Salem Village lived in heightened fear of witches and their master, the Devil. Hundreds were accused of practicing witchcraft. Many suspects languished in jail for months. Nineteen men and women were hanged; one was... Full description

Main Author: Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-

Bryn Mawr

KFM2478.8.W5 H64 1996 Available | Request

Fill in your name, the barcode on your OneCard, and the library where you want to pick up the book.  You will get an email message when the title has arrived at Haverford.  

Beyond the Tri-College Collections

Cambridge Companions

Cambridge Companions Online assemble collections of essays about a topic or author to provide a comprehensive introduction for students.  The essay authors are generally interested in presenting their own analysis and interpretation, not simply summarizing established viewpoints.