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HIST 001R: Remembering History (SC)

History 001R: First-Year Seminar - Remembering History - Bruce Dorsey - Spring 2023

How to find books

To find books, search Tripod, the library catalog for the TriCo Libraries. You'll find links to books you can access online (e.g. in JSTOR and ProQuest), and you'll find listings for books with print copies at the libraries.
How to access print books at the libraries:
  • Books located at Swarthmore:
    • Find it yourself in the library shelves: Look at the Tripod listing for your book. In the Get It section, you'll see a Call Number for the book (for example: HQ77.9 .S77 2017). This code tells you which floor and shelf the book is on. Ask for help if you're not sure where to go. Once you've found the book, bring it to the front desk to check it out.
    • Request it: Sign in to Tripod to place the request. The book will be pulled from the shelves for you and held at the front desk in the library. You'll get an email when you're book is ready. (It usually takes a day or so.)
  • Books at Bryn Mawr and Haverford:
    • You can have books from Bryn Mawr and Haverford delivered to Swarthmore.
    • Sign in to Tripod. To place the request, click "Request a physical copy."
    • Your book will be delivered to Swarthmore within a day or two. You'll get an email when it arrives.


Using One Good Book to Find Others
When you've located a relevant book, there are several strategies you can use to find additional related works.
  • Search by the subject headings you find in the book's Tripod record--this will help you find other books on the same topic, classified with the same subject heading.
  • Consult the book's bibliography and use Tripod and library databases to track down some of the sources that author cited.

Books Beyond Tripod / TriCo