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HIST 290 Intro to Historical Studies: Find Print & E-Books

Find Print and E-Books

Find Physical Items in GFU Libraries

Find Print Books and Other Physical Items in the GFU Libraries 

To search for GFU print books, videos, and other physical items:

  • Add your search terms and click the gold Search button to run the search

GFU Library Primo Search

The initial Primo search returns physical items along with online materials.

To limit to physical items from GFU libraries, such as print books, DVDs and print journalslook at the left side of the search results under the Availability heading and click the link "Physical Items in GFU Libraries"

Next, narrow by Resource Type such as print books from the left sidebar by clicking the link to Print Books, DVD Videos, Journals, etc. 

A Primo Advanced Search allows for more nuanced searching, and limiting by material type, language, and more.                                                                                    Circulation Period: GFU books circulate to students for a four-week period, with up to two renewals. Most DVDs check out for one week.

Find & Access GFU Ebooks

 E-books and other online materials in Primo are immediately available to GFU students and staff. 

To find GFU e-books:

  • Go to the Library home page
  • Add your search terms and click the gold Search button to run the search

GFU Library Primo Search

On the Primo search results page look to the left under the Resource Type heading

Choose the eBooks link to limit results to eBooks only (click "Show More" if eBooks are not showing)


  • Click the Online access or title link for information about the book
  • Click the link after "Full text available at:" to view the ebook
  • Sign in if prompted

Another option is to search for GFU ebooks from the Primo Advanced Search page. Add your search terms, set Material Type: eBooks, Search Scope: GFU and click Search. - Visit our Library E-books page with info on major GFU Library e-book vendors.‚Äč

Find & Request Physical GFU Library Materials: 1 min. 22 sec.

A Few Slavery and Abolition Ebooks

Books about Doing Historical Research

Where are Most of the US History Books on the Shelves? (Call Numbers)

E 11-143 America (General)

E 31-49.2 North America

E 51-73 Pre-Columbian America, The Indians

E 75-99 Indians of North America

E 101-135 Discovery of America and Early Explorations

E 141-143 Descriptive Accounts of America, Earliest to 1810

E 151-889 United States

E 186-199 Colonial History (1607-1775

E 201-298 The Revolution, 1775-1783

E 300-453 Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

E 456-655 Civil War Period, 1861-    1865

E 660-738 Late Nineteenth Century, 1865-1900

E 740-837.7 Twentieth Century

E 838-889 Later Twentieth Century, 1961-

F1-975 United States Local History