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History: Books

A guide to History resources in the Cressman Library.

Search for Books

Select from the Reference Book and Circulating Collection list on this page.

Continue your search; go to the Cressman Library Catalog or to FirstSearch and choose WorldCat.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service which makes it possible for materials not available in the Cressman Library to be borrowed from other libraries.

All Cedar Crest students, faculty, alumnae, and staff may use ILL.

To request material through ILL complete an ILL request form. Request forms are available at the Information Services desk, or via the Web. There are two different types of forms, which correspond to specific types of material.

Delivery of ILL materials generally takes one to two weeks. Materials borrowed from Lehigh Valley libraries may arrive within 3 to 5 days. Delivery time of materials borrowed from out-of-state libraries may extend beyond 2 weeks.

For more information on Interlibrary Loan, please visit the library website here.

Select Reference Books: General History

This is a list of select historical reference books, also covering historical research methods and skills.

Select Reference Books: North America

This is a list of select North American History reference books available in print. A good place to start for general information.

Select Reference Books: World History

Circulating Books

Here is just a small selection of books available in the circulating collection.  For more, please search the library's catalog.