Finding a book
You have access to over 54,000 printed books and 220,000 electronic books. These books can give you an in-depth look at an historical topic.
To find books in the JSCC Library, use the Online Catalog
You may also want to come into the JSCC Library and browse in the various subject areas of the library. Searching the indexes of printed books can be very helpful.
If you need a book that the JSCC Library doesn't own, please contact Sara Saddler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Provide her with the author, title, date of publication and publisher.
The Library then asks another library to loan us the book. 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.
Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources
Asking Help from a JSCC Librarian
Finding Journal Articles About Historical Topics
Citing your Sources
Finding Background Information about American History
Here is an excellent resource that provide overviews of topics in American History or provide biographical information.