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American History: Books

Research information and Fordham library resources in American history; Librarian Jeannie Hoag, Editor.

E-book Collections

Finding E-books Specifically

Source: www.library.fordham.edu

  • To find E-books only, type your search terms as above.
     
  • Choose "Online Resources" from the drop-down menu.
     
  • Note: You will need to login to open an e-book if you are off campus. 

Accessing an E-book

  • Type the title, author, or subject in the Library Catalog.
     
  • Locate the e-book in your results. The item is an e-book if it says, [electronic resource] within or at the end of the title.
     
  • Click on the small blue URL to open the e-book.
     
  • Log off as soon as you are finished; many e-books accommodate only one user at a time. 

Fordham Library Catalog

Search catalog for books, ebooks, periodicals, government documents, videos, maps etc. held by Fordham at all campuses.

Search Tips for History

When using search terms, use United States--History followed by the era or time period.

For example:

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

United States--History--18th century

 

For a more specific search, add additional terms:

For example:

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades

Need Materials from Outside Fordham?

Cannot find items you need for your research?

  • Materials not owned by Fordham can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Consortia privileges provide you with additional access to other research collections beyond Fordham’s holdings.

Google Books

Google Books contains over 15 millions scanned books.  Books can be viewed in 1 of 4 ways depending on their status: full text pdf for books out of copyright or with publisher's permission; limited preview of pages (sometimes quite extensive); snippet (a few sentences that include your search terms); or no preview.  Bibliographic information is provided for each book including links to reviews, author info, web references, and related books.

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