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Bethel University Library

History Research Guide

Quick access to the resources and tools you will need to conduct effective history research

When should I use books?

Books often provide:

  • The history of a topic, background information, and/or context for a topic
  • The "big picture"--offer more information about a topic than is possible in a journal article


Where can I search for books?



Advanced Search


Can't find the item you were looking for?

Try WorldCat for a search of nearly all libraries

Examples of Books in the BU Library

"Daily Life Through History" Series

Google Book Search

Search the web for eBooks. 

You may be able to view entire books or just portions of books.

Google Book Search