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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

Honors US History: Change in America, 1877-1945: Secondary Sources: Books

Expand upon your Reference Source research with Secondary Source books / ebooks.

These full-length books - also called Monographs - will have more specific information about your topic.
  • They are written by scholars and subject experts.
  • The author often presents a new interpretation of your topic based upon a synthesis of based on primary sources, secondary source books, journal articles, and other scholarly materials.
  • They contain a bibliography of sources or notes citing sources used.
  • Sometimes there's a whole book on your topic, and sometimes a chapter or section.

RhinoCat is the Library's automated catalog of books, ebooks, and other library materials.

keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits. 

  • When you identify a book that looks useful, click on the book title to open the book's full record. 
    • Scroll down to Subject(s): and click on a subject heading to find other books with the same subject headings.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Browse shelf to see books that sit to the left and right on the shelf.


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If you find a book in RhinoCat that looks useful,

but it's already checked out,

see Ms. Taylor, Mr. Padgett, or Mr. Previti!


If you have any questions,
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