American Women's History: A Research Guide
Secondary Sources: Finding Books
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Begin by searching your local library's catalog for books about your topic. Use the notes and bibliography sections of these books to discover additional sources.

Amazon.com

Books in Print New York: R.R. Bowker, 1948- . Also available online.

WorldCat [online]. [Dublin, Ohio] : OCLC 1997- .
WorldCat contains over 1 billion records describing books and other materials owned by libraries around the world. Use WorldCat to determine which books have been published, recently and in the past, about a specific topic. Each record in WorldCat indicates which libraries own a particular book.


E-Book Collections

Google Book Search

History E-Book Project [online]. New York: American Council of Learned Societies, [2002-].
See The History E-Book Project: A Bibliography of Women's History Titles for more information.

netLibary [online]. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 1999- .
Digital collection of thousands of works from academic presses. Can conduct a full text search of the entire collection or of individual titles.



American Women's History: A Research Guide