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Finding a book about Manifest Destiny

You have access to over 57,000 printed books and 150,000 electronic books.  To find books about MANIFEST DESTINY, please type that term into the search box for the  Online Catalog

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book that the JSCC Library doesn't own, please contact Robyn Hicks at
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

Using Google Scholar to find Journal Articles on Manifest Destiny

Google Scholar provides access to scholarly articles dealing with Manifest Destiny.  Some of the articles are not available in full-text. 

You will see the designation "Eresources at JSCC" when the article is in the JSCC Library. 

Also you can click on JSTOR and get those articles from the JSCC Library.   Other articles will be available, but not all are in full text.

Finding Journal Articles About Manifest Destiny

American History in Video

Do you want to view a video presentation on a Manifest Destiny?  Use the JSCC Library's American History in Video series.

From off campus, you will be asked for your Netlogon.

Finding Background Information about Manifest Destiny

Here are some excellent resources that provide overviews about Manifest Destiny.

Why use primary sources in History

Getting Help from the JSCC Library

Primary Source Materials

19th Century Newspapers