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American History to 1877: Find Books

Research Guide for students taking the class American History to 1877

Books in Frog Scholar

To find books using FrogScholar, select "Library Catalog" from the options on the left:

Select "library catalog" from the options on the left in FrogScholar

Find books

Finding books @TCU

To find books on your topic at TCU, start with a person, event, or general topic of interest, and add the word "history." For example:

Fashion and history

If you know the date of your event, you can add the date into your search. For example:

Civil War and history and 1861

If you want to find books about a certain topic in a particular century, add that century into your search. For example: 

Fashion and history and "19th century" (use the quotes to keep "20th Century" together as a phrase)

If you're finding information on your topic and it does not have an American focus, add "United States" with the quotes. For example:

Fashion and history and "United States"