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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

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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 James Garfield?  Click here for the JSCC Library's American History in Video series.

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

Finding Background Information about Your Topic

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

19th Century Newspapers

Request an In-Person Research Consultation with a Librarian on the JSCC campus.

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.

Google Scholar Search

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Videos about the Garfield Assassination