Use the Library's Advanced Search to find books on your topic in the WMU collection.
If you already know the title or author, use the pull-down arrow to select Title or Author.
When looking for books by topic, enter your keyword(s) into the search boxes.
SEARCH TIP: If you are using a phrase in your search, be sure and put it in quotation marks, e.g., "african americans"
SEARCH TIP: Use an asterisk * to pick up variant endings of a word, e.g. educat* will retrieve education, educator, educational, etc.
Many of the books on African American history are classified in the Es and Fs, often E 185, located on the 2nd floor of Waldo Library. Use the catalog to identify books specific to your topic and if you see a pattern emerging in call numbers, then you can go browse in that area in the stacks.