HIST 470 Science, Technology, & European Imperialism: Books

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017 4:02 PM

Finding books at RIT

Books can be a great source for historical research – both for primary source material and secondary scholarly research. RIT has a wide collections of books available on a multitude of topics related to history.

To find scholarly texts on your topic, look for books published by university presses or well-known scholarly publishing entities such as Academic Press, Ashgate, Blackwell, Edward Elgar, Elsevier, Francis and Taylor, John Wiley, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, and Sage Publications.

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Discovering books outside of RIT

Google Books is a great way to discover books beyond RIT's collection. For more search options, be sure to checkout the Advanced Book Search page that allows you to search by title, author, publisher, date, and subject. Once you find a book that looks interesting, check RIT's catalog to see if it's available through our collection. If not, try search ConnectNY or placing an interlibrary loan request using the options below.

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Finding books beyond RIT (for free!)

If RIT doesn't have what you need, there are other options available. Through service such as ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan, RIT students, faculty, and staff can request books from other libraries for free.

You can search ConnectNY, a consortium of New York State Libraries that will loan books to RIT students, faculty, and staff for free.

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Still can't find what you need? No problem! Fill out our interlibrary loan request form and we'll have another library send the book to RIT free of charge.

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