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Finding a book

African American history 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 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. The Library will then ask 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


Finding Journal Articles About Historical Topics

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Finding Background Information about American History

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

Frederick Douglass

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Electronic books

Getting Help from the JSCC Library

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Primary Source Materials

Web Sites of Interest

Videos on the African American Experience