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American Political Thought

A Course Guide for Political Science 203

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Any UMass student, faculty or staffperson may request material not owned by UMass from Interlibrary Loan. It's simple to set up an account on the Interlibrary Loan webpage; enter your library barcode number (it's in the lower right corner of your UCard), complete the brief form and you'll be ready to request items that are not held by the UMass Libraries.

Finding Books

Books are often more expansive than articles. They can provide you with an overview, background information and history of a topic or person.

Searching Library Catalogs

In addition to keyword searching, you may also search by subject. Selected sample subject headings related to topics covered in this course are listed below:

  • Abolitionists-Massachusetts-Biography
  • Antislavery Movements-Massachusetts-History
  • Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt). 1868-1963
  • Ruggles, David, 1810-1849
  • Slavery-Massachusetts-Concord-History
  • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
  • Underground Railroad-Massachusetts

    For a complete list of Library of Congress subject headings, consult the five volume set in Reference on the main floor of Du Bois at Ref Z 695 L695