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Indiana History: Books for Book Review Assignment

IU Northwest students in History A363 and Liberal Studies D511 courses may find this LibGuide helpful in researching topics regarding Indiana from before statehood to the present.


Each student must select one of the books listed below and write a book review.  The review must be at least 4 pages long and divided into 2 sections.  One section is a descriptive summary and the second section is a critique.

Where to Find the Resources

with Call Numbers A-HF
   Second Floor

with Call Numbers HG-Z
   Third Floor

Current (1-2 Years Old) Magazines and Journals
   First Floor

   First Floor

Older Magazines and Journals     Second Floor

Reference Books
   First Floor--Ready Reference
   Second Floor--Reference

To get a book from other IU libraries, follow the steps below.

NOTE:  Indiana University students, faculty and staff may place requests online for delivery of materials to another Indiana University library using Request Delivery.

Materials that are checked out may not be requested.

Requests for delivery usually take 4-7 working days to be fulfilled.

1.  Login to IUCAT

2.  At the top of the screen, click Change Location to change the default from Northwest to All IU libraries

3.  Retrieve the desired record

4.  If the item is available and does circulate at another IU library, click on the Request This button on the right side of the screen

5.  Select a library from the drop down menu. This is the library where you will pick up your item.

6.  Click on the Request Delivery button.  Your request will be confirmed or denied.  

7.  To cancel the request, close the window and click My Account at the top of the screen.  Then, click Cancel beside the title you want to cancel.  The message, Hold Removed will appear.  

8.  To continue searching in the IUCAT, click Home or Advanced Search at the top of the screen

9.  To exit the online catalog, click Log Out


(Adapted from the IUCAT Help screens)

To request a book from outside of the IU Libraries system

Click the link, interlibrary loan, below; then, login to Illiad

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