Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Please note: Off-campus access to many library resources is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Hope Library Guides

HIST 495 - Modern Imperialism: Using PRIMO to find Books and Media

Other Catalogs

If you are unable to locate the resource you need through MeLCat, there are other catalogs you can use to order books and media.

PRIMO Books and Media

Example searches:

Use either Advanced Search or the Search bar above to choose between searching options via keyword, subject, title, or author.

Imperialism (Keyword)

Colonization (Subject Heading)

East India Company (Keyword)

India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 (Subject Heading)

 India > Civilization > British influences (Subject Heading)

East and West (Subject Heading)

Sandwich Islands (Keyword)

Hawaii -- History -- To 1893 (Subject Heading)

Cuba -- Foreign relations -- United States (Subject Heading)

Spanish American War (Keyword, then limited results by genre: sources, this is one way to help locate primary sources)

Colonial Africa (Keyword)

Colonies -- Africa -- History (Subject Heading)

portugal colonies africa (Keyword)

portugal -- colonies -- africa (Subject Heading)

Platt Agreement (Keyword)

France--Colonies (Subject Heading)

Germany--Colonies (Subject Heading)


Searching Tips

  • Try different groups of keywords to see what different kinds of results you get
  • From the results, click on a title that looks interesting; your search terms will show up in red.
  • Look for Subject headings in the record that match your topic and try searching under these as a subject search.
  • If you click on one of the subject headings links in a record, it will bring up a list of similar subjects that might also be helpful.
  • Not finding many books on your topic? After trying a search, look for the     button to do the same search in WorldCat, a shared catalog of libraries around the world. We can order many of these items for you through InterLibrary Loan.