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HIST 350: Madness (HC)

History 350: Insanity (Hayton) Fall 2023

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon  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 #1, 3 and 5 below, using keywords- that is Any Field- (rather than subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles and content summaries.

       ("mental illness" OR madness OR melancholy OR insanity) AND ("16th century")  [Keyword search]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

       (asylum* AND history) AND (mental OR mentally OR insane OR insanity OR lunatic* OR madness) [All Subjects]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon   

       (demon* OR devil*) AND (possess* OR miracle* OR miraculous) [Keywords] AND (medieval OR "middle ages") [Subject]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

       suicide AND history [Subjects]  Limited to publications 1990 to 2022  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

       "self murder" [Any Field]  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 titles owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.

Selected Books on the History of Mental Illness