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History of American Sports: Find Books

Research guide for History 2520, History of American Sports

Other Sources for Books (beyond UNO Library)

o   WorldCat   -- This database combines contents of thousands of library catalogs, allowing you to search millions of records of books and other material. 

o   Google BooksSearch the full-text of over 10 million books.  Content availability varies.

Please note that if you identify a book that is not available in the UNO Library Catalog, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.

 

UNO Catalog (books available at UNO Library)

  • Use the UNO Library's online catalog to locate books in the library.  You can use the author search or the title search to look up a specific book. You can also search by keyword to search all of the information in the catalog records, for any reference to a word or phrase, including some tables of contents.  For example, if you are looking for information on the 1919 World Series scandal, you may do a search for baseball and history in a keyword search.  You also may want to use a narrower keyword search, e.g. black sox, which would help you to locate books or chapters in books on this topic. 

  • Be sure to jot down the call number for the book (e.g., GV875.C6 A8).  This tells you exactly where the book is located in the Library.  The Stacks Location Chart will show the correct floor and aisle for the call number.  

  • Electronic books are also included in the catalog.  You can limit your search to e-books by selecting “Electronic Book” from the “Material Type” pull-down menu.  To see an e-book from the catalog, just click on the URL in the record to access an electronic version of a book (login required for off-campus access).