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A guide to library research for Historical research at the University of Calgary.

Finding Books

The best place to find books, monographs, or reports at the University of Calgary is the library search box on the main library home page. 

To search for a specific title, author, or subject, use the Advanced Search. Once you find a relevant item, look at the full catalogue record and use the subject headings assigned to that item to continue your search.

It is best to filter your search results under "Item Type" on the left-hand side to books, book chapters, or e-books. Tutorials on how to search for specific items can be found under "Where to Start" in this guide. 

You can also use bibliographies and other Reference Sources to identify useful books.

Digital Books

Here are some of the databases you can search to find e-books at the University of Calgary related to History. 

Finding Theses

Theses and dissertations are excellent sources of scholarly information on a subject and their comprehensive bibliographies on the subject make them useful at any stage of your research. They can be found in a number of places.