History of Asia

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Finding Books

To find books on a topic using the EMU Library's Esearch system:

Option 1 - Quick Search

1.  The Esearch box is available on the EMU Library's homepage.

2.  Type words and phrases that describe your topic into the Esearch box.

3.  Click on the "Search" button.

4.  At the results page, use the filters in the left-hand column to refine your search. For example, click on "Library Catalog" to limit to items in the Library Catalog, or click on "Book/eBook" under the "Content Type" filter.

Option 2 - Advanced Search

1. Make sure you are at the Esearch "Advanced" search screen.

2. In the top box, type in a words or phrases that describe your topic.

3. Type in additional search terms in the boxes below, if needed. Change the type of search you are doing from "All Fields" to other fields such as author, title, and subject using the drop-down box to the left of each search box.

4.  OPTIONAL: To limit to books only, scroll down the screen to the "Show content type" options and change "Any" to "Books/eBooks." You can also limit to items in the library's catalog by scrolling to the "Show only" options and clicking box next to "Items in the library catalog (includes mostly print and physical material)."

5. Click on the "Search" button located in the bottom left-hand corner of the page.

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MelCat

If the book you need isn't available at EMU, try requesting from MeLCat. Books often arrive in about a week. More info.

Finding Books - Sample Subject Searches

Print Books

Browse the shelves on the Library’s third level to find hard copies of books.

DS 327-329.4 Central Asian History

DS 401-486.8 Indian History

DS 520-560.72 Southeast Asian History

DS 561-589 Thai History

DS 701-799.9 Chinese History

DS 801-897 Japanese History

DS 901-937 Korean History

 

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