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Kelsey Nordstrom

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Books in the CSUMB Library

Use OneSearch to search for both print and ebooks books on your topic.


Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to a range of different encyclopedias related to computing.

Books At Other Libraries

Books At Other Libraries

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using MOBAC regional catalogs or WorldCat.


American history

Library of Congress Digital Collections Offers over 80 diverse collections of digital materials, including American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, and Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies; searchable by keyword or browse by Topic, Library of Congress Subject Heading, Time or Place.

Calisphere Primary source items on the history and culture of California; searchable and browsable by subject or theme; provided by the University of California.

Discovering American Women's History Online Access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States; provided by Ken Middleton, Middle Tennessee State University.

World history

African Studies Internet Resources Extensive links about Africa categorized by region, country, organization, and topic; provided by Columbia University Libraries.

Best of History Websites Annotated links to history websites and sites for teaching history in K-12; provided by

British History Online Core primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of Britain; provided by the University of London and the History of Parliament Trust.

Eurodocs: Online Sources for European History Includes links to primary documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated; organized by country; provided by Richard Hacken, Brigham Young University.

Handbook of Latin American Studies Offers citations to scholarly publications in the social sciences and humanities; searchable by subject, author or title; provided by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.