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Getting Started

From the Library home page:

  • Primo, our catalog, allows you to search across a large portion of the library's collections to explore topics, identify relevant databases, and evaluate the results, all within a single search experience. Results include books, journal articles, and more.
  • The Databases tab will help you to start looking for journal articles. 
  • The Journals tab lists what journals and newspapers the library has access to. If you have found a citation and want to see if you can get to the full-text, use this tab to search for the journal title.(not the article title)

Circulating books related to History are primarily located in the following Library of Congress call number ranges:

D1-D2027: World History

E11-E909: History of America

F1001-3799: History of the Americas


World Cat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public.

Find Books Available Elsewhere

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan may be used to request material that is not available through the Schaffer Library, You can request physical or digital items through this service. The first time that you use interlibrary loan, you will be asked to create a user ID.