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Resources for Destiny of the Republic: Home

This LibGuide is designed to assist students with various resources for writing about Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President.

Accessing Materials Off Campus

You will need to log in using your JSCC log-in information in order to access materials off campus.

Please contact the library via chat or phone (731-425-2609) if you need assistance accessing any of these materials.


You have access to over 37,000 printed books and 220,000 electronic books in the JSCC LIbrary. These books can give you an in-depth look at an historical topic.

To find books in the JSCC Library, use the Online Catalog

To search everything in the library at once, use All Search

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book  or an article that the Jackson State Community College Library doesn't own, please contact Vanessa Jones at 731-424-3520 ext. 50325 or by email at
Provide her with the author, title, date of publication and publisher. for a book.  For an article in a journal or magazine, provide her the name of the journal or magazine, the date of the journal or magazine, the title of the article and the pages on which the article appears.

The Library will then ask another library to loan us the book or send a scanned copy of the article..  We use the Online College Library Center to connect us to most academic libraries in the country.

It takes about 2 weeks for a book to be sent here from another library and about a week for a copy of an article.

Journal Articles

Helpful Databases

Using Google Scholar to Find Research Articles about American History

Google Scholar provides access to scholarly articles dealing with James Garfield. and other topics.  Some of the articles are not available in full-text. 

The links at the right hand side of the results pages are available free.

Online Resources

Research Consultations

You can schedule an in-person research consultation with a librarian using "Book a Librarian." When scheduling your appointment, be sure to give your full name, an email address that you regularly check, and details about your assignment and what you need.

Need Help? Ask a Librarian!

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