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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.


Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book that the JSCC Library doesn't own, please contact Sara Saddler 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.


Getting help in Lexington

If you need help looking up information while you are at the Lexington Center, please contact Deborah Wilson in the Learning Resource Center. 

She can assist you in obtaining a book from the main campus, using the electronic databases and locating citation information for your sources.

Finding Journal Articles About Historical Topics

  • Academic Search Elite
    This is a multi- disciplinary resource, covering thousands of magazines and journals.
  • Humanities Full Text
    This database provides full text scholarly journal articles in history and other subjects.
    Find older articles in full-text here. Some articles are from the early 1900's. There is some outstanding historical material here.
  • US History Collection
    40 journals in American History are available in full-text in this database.

American History in Video

Do you want to view a video presentation on a topic that you are studying in American History?  Use the JSCC Library's American History in Video series.

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

Citing your Sources

  • Turabian Quick Guide
    This web site provides examples of an end note entry first, followed by an works cited example. For further assistance, contact the JSCC Writing Center at 731-425-8848.

Finding Background Information about American History

Here is an excellent resource  that provides overviews of topics in American History or provides biographical information.

Gettting Assistance from the JSCC Library

You can contact the JSCC Library by phone (1-800-355-5722, ext 52609)

or use the Ask a Librarian service on the JSCC Library home page.

  • Ask a Librarian
    You can contact the JSCC Library through the Ask a Librarian site

Find Everything in the Library


  • 19th Century newspapers
    "With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration."

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