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HIST 491C / LAS 450/ AMS 490 / Africana 406: Race and Racism in the Americas (Fall 2022)

Finding a book at Swem if you know the title

Example. If a citation leads you to the book Dismantling race in higher education : racism, whiteness and decolonising the academy, copy the title into the library catalog search box.

Finding an article if you know the title

If you see a citation for an interesting article, or you find the article online but it's behind a paywall, search the title in the library catalog (link below). As an example, search "Surveillance, Spatial Compression, and Scale: The FBI and Martin Luther King Jr" in the catalog for access.

If it doesn't come up, try America: History and Life (also below). Each database is owned by a different company, and sometimes an article we do own will only show up in some of our databases. It is frustrating.  If you can't find an article anywhere, no worries: use ILL (see below).


Requesting a book or article we don't own

If you cannot find a book or article in our catalog or databases, request it via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

ILL is free and gives you access to important resources we don't own.  As an example, we don't own  The divine nine : the history of African American fraternities and sororities so I would order it through ILL.