History of the American West

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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.

InterLibrary Loan - Books

Interlibrary Loan and MeLCat book loans are not available while libraries are closed due to the Covid-19 shutdown.

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