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HUM 2232 (McBride): Research Paper

Books and eBooks

Search the library catalog for print books and electronic books on your topic.

When searching the catalog, be sure to limit to West Campus and books or eBooks before you search.

Finding Books

To find a book, write down the title and the call number, e.g. N6888.D8 E88 2010

To find this call number, break it down.

Look first for the N section.

Books are arranged alphabetically from call number A toward the wall farthest from the classrooms to call number Z closest to the classrooms.

Then look for the number; pay attention to hundreds vs. thousands. This number is 6888.

As you look, remember:

Books are arranged left to right on the shelves, and the numbers go from top to bottom

Once you find 6888, look at the next part: D8. Ds come alphabetically after A, B, and C.

Then look for 8 numerically.

Then look at the next piece: E88. Look first alphabetically, then numerically.

Hopefully, you now see your book.


The resources on this tab are for your Research Paper. Try books or ebooks for any of the topics. Also look at the recommended databases for each topic.

Topic 1: Three Artistic Rivals


Topic 2: Michelangelo's Last Judgment


Topic 3: Thomas More's Utopia

Topic 4: Tulipomania

Topic 5: Council of Trent

Topic 6: Scientific Breakthroughs of the Baroque

To search this topic, you must first decide which scientific breakthroughs you want to focus on. Then search on either the scientist or the breakthrough.

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