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HST 111: The West and the World, Pt. I (Dimock): Books and eBooks

Books, eBooks and Streaming Media

Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The SAILS Library Catalog allows BCC students to request books from any SAILS Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their BCC Campus Card.

HELM Catalog

Type your keywords into the search box on the library home page, then hit enter. You will be searching not only BCC titles, but books in the entire HELM Catalog.


BCC Libraries subscribe to collections of high quality, full-text books that you can view in their entirety online. Each of the links below describes the content; make sure you have your BCC campus card hand so you can provide your library ID# when/if prompted.

Why should I look in books?

Why should you do research in books?

  • Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic
  • Books often provide valuable background information on a topic
  • Books can also provide an overview of all issues pertaining to a topic
  • Books can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies

You do not necessarily have to read an entire book for every research paper you have to do.  Utilize the index and the chapter titles to narrow down which section of the book is most pertinent to your research.

Try These Subject Headings

City and town life--Europe--History--To 1500



Religious tolerance--Europe--History--17th century

Renaissance--Glass painting and staining

European Drama--Renaissance,1450-1600

Renaissance Wit and Humor

Cooking, Medieval

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

Indians of North America--Forced Removal, 1813-1903


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