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Finding Books about American History Topics

You have access to over 37,000 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

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.

Finding Journal Articles About American History

Finding videos about American History

Do you want to view a video presentation on Jim Crow or Jim Crow laws?  Use the JSCC Library's American History in Video series.

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

Finding Background Information about Jim Crow laws

Here is an excellent resource that provides an overview of Jim Crow Laws

19th Century Newspapers

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Using Google Scholar to find research articles about American History

Google Scholar provides access to scholarly articles dealing with Jim Crow Laws.  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.

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