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Michigan eLibrary (including MeLCat)
Content/Description: Contains full-text articles, books, images, etc. and features an Inter-Library book loaning system with participating Michigan libraries.
If you are unable to locate the resource you need through MeLCat, there are other catalogs you can use to order books and media.
Materials in U.S. and international libraries. These can be requested through InterLibrary Loan.
The Holland public library is strong in more popular and local materials, so you may find resources there that we don't collect at Hope. Stop by the Van Wylen Circulation desk to learn how you can get a Herrick card to check out resources and access their digital collections.
PRIMO Books and Media
Example WW1 searches:
- 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.
Browsing Subject Headings
Sometimes it can be useful to simply browse through a list of Subject Headings that relate to your topic. This can give you ideas for keywords or subject headings to search, or even give you an idea on a topic to select.
To browse through subject headings related to World War, 1914-1918 click here.