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HIS 101

Guide to help HIS 101 students find resources relating to Western Civilization from ancient times to 1715

Just the Catalog

When looking specifically for bound, paper books it is sometimes easier to use a different interface.

 Search Library Catalog Only

This interface also allows you to discover books you can easily request from other libraries. See more information below, under "I-Share."

Hints for the Catalog

Browsing Hint: General books on Western Civilization can be found on the shelf starting with call number CB245.

Search Strategies:

When you find a book in the Catalog that you like:

  • Click on the link beneath the book for more information, often a summary or table of contents, to see if the book will be useful to your research.
  • Click on the terms to the right of Subject (LCSH) to see a list of all the books that have been tagged with that subject heading.
  • Click on the call number to see books that are around it on the shelf and likely on the same topic.
  • You can also text yourself the call number!

Now you're ready to go to the shelves to find your books. Books on on the second floor of the library. When you find a book on the shelf that seems useful to your topic, look around it for other possible resources

Books in the main stacks can be checked out for four weeks. Take your books to the Main Desk--you must have your Parkland ID!

I-Share

Need more than what you found at Parkland?  I-Share can help!  I-Share is a network of over 90 college, university and research libraries in Illinois that lend books to each other.  Activate your library account and borrow away!

  • No charge
  • Books come to Parkland Learning Commons for you to pick up and check out
  • You return books to Parkland Learning Commons

Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

217/373-3839
Fax: 217/351-2581