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FYSEM 110: Late Victorian London (Fitz-Gibbons)

Why Books?

Books are useful for in-depth information; including historical context, overview, synthesis and analysis of information.

Often a chapter or two, rather then the entire book, are all that may be relevant for your topic.

The process of writing, editing and publishing a book is lengthy, thus even the most recently published books may not contain the most current information on your topic.

Library Catalog



Google Books - extra features to search and access books

Search and read portions of the full text of some books made available by Google. 

Access extra features like reviews, similar titles, and user reviews.

  • use the "Search MH Links" link to search the Five College Catalog or request a book through inter-library loan.
Google Book Search

Finding books on the Mt. Holyoke shelves

Find the correct floor and section of the library

Reading LC Call Numbers

  • N - describes the subject area: read in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic: read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication: read in chronological order

Request books from another 5 College Library

Click on request item in the catalog to have an item sent from another 5 College library to MHC.  You will get an email when it arrives, pick it up at the MHC circulation desk and return it there when you are done. 

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