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History: 18th and 19th Century Europe

Getting and Finding Books

Using the Catalog

Reed's Library catalog allows you to search Reed's catalog, Summit (39 Pacific Northwest libraries' shared catalog) and many article databases simultaneously. Start your search with a keyword search then use the "facets" on the left side of the screen to make your search more relevant.

Some things to keep in mind when searching library catalogs:

  • Begin with a basic search. When you find titles that seem on target, look for subject links. These are important clues to the language that the catalog uses for your topic and will lead you to more comprehensive search results.

  • Use the information in the detailed record to help you decide if the book will be useful. This includes book reviews and cover art.

  • Use WorldCat to search for books outside of Summit and Reed. It contains over 100 million records from libraries around the world. Use the "Access from your libraries" link on the right to find and request items via Interlibrary Loan (ILL.)

Getting the Books you Find

If you need help finding the location of a book in the Reed Library, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. We are here to help! If you prefer finding things on your own, the library map will help.

If you need a book that is already checked out, you can order another copy from Summit (if available) or place a hold on it at the Circulation Desk. If you need it sooner than its due date and it has been on loan for at least two weeks, you may request its recall.