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HST112: The West & the World II (Botelho-online): Books & eBooks

Searching for Books at BCC Libraries

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.

Search the 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 SAILS Catalog.

ebrary

eBook Central is a rich database of books you can read online.  

Examples of Ebooks in the Collection

Medieval World

Illustrated history of a thousand years of amazing diversity and development, from the fall of the Roman Empire around AD 500 and the Islamic expansion, to the discovery of the New World by Columbus in 1492.

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.

Project Gutenberg

 

Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Tutorial Books & eBooks