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History: World

Find Books at WMU Libraries

Use Library Search -- the Libraries' all-purpose search tool -- to find books at WMU Libraries.

TIps on using Library Search:

  • Use the ADVANCED SEARCH feature of LIbrary Search formore precise searching
  • If you already know the book title or author, use the pull-down arrow in Advanced Search to select Title or Author.
  • When looking for books by topic, enter your keyword(s) into the search boxes
  • If you are using a phrase in your search, be sure and put it in quotation marks, e.g., "industrial revolution"
  • Use an asterisk  *  to pick up variant endings of a word, e.g., crusad* will retrieve crusade, crusades, crusaders, etc.

View our Library Search Guide for more detailed info and videos on using Library Search.

Beyond WMU Libraries - Digital Book Collections and Bibliographies

Get Books WMU Libraries Doesn't Own

Use MelCat and WorldCat to identify pertinent resources "out there" that are not owned by the WMU Libraries.  You can request items directly through MelCat and through Interlibrary Loan from WorldCat. We will borrow the book(s) from another library and the service is FREE to you.

About Library of Congress Call Numbers

The WMU Libraries uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification for its books.  Because of its peculiarities, you can rarely search in just ONE place for books on your topic.  Use the catalog to identify books, and if you see a pattern in call numbers, then go browse in that area in the stacks.  Most world history is classified in the Ds, located on the second floor of Waldo Library.

Meet Your Librarian

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Carrie Leatherman
Office: Waldo Library Room 1048 (First Floor)
Office Phone: (269) 387-5142