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Welcome to the CAC Library

Welcome

This guide is intended to connect you to our library resources and reliable websites to assist you in your research. Click the tabs above for information on how to find books, articles, streaming videos, citation assistance, and more. Contact your librarian with any questions.

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New Books

Check out some of our newer titles. Click on the cover to view the book in the catalog.

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Books

Library Catalog

Find books, DVDs, government documents, and more from any of the 5 CAC Libraries and all of the Pinal County Public Libraries.

If the book you want is at a different campus or one of the public libraries, hit the request button and enter your login information. Your barcode is found on your ID (not your 880 number) and your password is the last 4 numbers of your phone number.

Your student or staff ID is your library card. Check out 10 books for 3 weeks and 3 DVDs for 10 days.

Use the call number to find items on the shelf.

  • C-Auxiliary Sciences of History
  • D-World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.
  • E-History of the Americas
    • 11-143 America
    • 151-909 United States
  • F-History of the Americas
    • 1-975 United States local history
    • 1001-1145.2 British America (including Canada), Dutch America
    • 1170 French America
    • 1201-3799 Latin America, Spanish America
WorldCat

Lists materials from libraries worldwide and can be checked out through InterLibrary Loan. Come and speak to a library staff member to request books.

eBooks*

Instructional Videos

Here are some instructional videos on using your library account online and accessing the library’s eBooks. You can view more of our instructional videos on our YouTube page.

ABC-CLIO eBooks

Under Legacy view, search eBooks by keyword(s) under Quick Search. Click on Subject Category to find American History or World History.

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics. Search by keyword(s), or click History under Browse by Category.

Gale eBooks

Complete, full-text eBooks covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias. Search by keyword(s), or select History under Browse Collections.

Salem History

Search by keyword(s) or browse the History subjects under decades, great events, great lives, and more.

*Articles, eBooks, and streaming videos accessed through our databases are available only to CAC students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard. Once in Blackboard, select CAC Library Page under Your Institution or Student Library Resources under Organizations, then select Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.

Journal Articles*

Academic OneFile

In addition to using search terms in a keyword search, Academic OneFile lets you search in a way that gives you a good overview of the number of articles on a certain subject. For example: click on Subject Guide Search and enter history to auto-populate appropriate search terms. Click on the link for Subdivisions to find articles on specific topics within the overall subject or click on Related Subjects to find broader, narrower, and related terms. You can also find History in the Browse by Discipline section.

OmniFile

*Articles, eBooks, and streaming videos accessed through our databases are available only to CAC students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard. Once in Blackboard, select CAC Library Page under Your Institution or Student Library Resources under Organizations, then select Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.

Access journal articles by entering your keyword(s) into the Search box.  OmniFile also lets you search by subject. Click the Advanced Search link and select SU Subject from the drop-down Select a Field (optional) menu to the right of the search box.

American Mosaic: African American Experience

Search by keyword(s) for information on people, events, history, and culture of African Americans.

Gale Power Search

Search all available Gale databases and modules from just one place or select specific ones to search, such as U.S. History Collection, U.S. History in Context, World History Collection, and World History in Context. Search by keyword(s).

Issues and Controversies in American History

Search by keyword. You can search the Subject Index for issues in history and you can search by era under the Era Index.

U.S. History Collection

Search these scholarly journals and magazines by keyword(s) for information on events in U.S. history.

Instructional Videos

Scroll through to view our research and database instructional videos or check them out on our YouTube page.

Streaming Videos*

Films on Demand

Find full length streaming videos by entering a keyword in the Search box. Click on the triple bar symbol to find the subject History under View All Subjects.

Magazines

Digital Magazines

American History

American History is the leading popular magazine that explores the rich texture of the American experience, with thoroughly researched stories and outstanding photography and artwork.

Print Magazines

Journal of Arizona History

The Journal of Arizona History features articles on state and region history, photo essay, and critical book reviews. The library has issues from Spring 1965 volume 6 to Autumn 2017 volume 58.

Websites

Arizona Past

Az.gov shares links to historical websites, documents, and databases, including Arizona Photograph Collections, the State Library Archives, Historical Records Database and more.

Digital History

This site from Steven Mintz at the University of Houston includes an up-to-date U.S. history textbook; annotated primary sources on United States, Mexican American, and Native American history, and slavery; and essays on the history of ethnicity and immigration, film, private life, and science and technology.

History Channel

Watch history shows, browse historical articles by topic, and see what happened on this day in history.

Library of Congress

An outstanding and invaluable site for American history. Contains primary and secondary documents, exhibits, map collections, prints and photographs, sound recordings and motion pictures.

National Archives and Records Administration

The NARA offers federal archives, exhibits, classroom resources, census records, Hot Topics, and more. In addition to its paper holdings, it has more than 3.5 billion electronic records. Users can research people, places, events and other popular topics of interest, as well as ancestry and military records. Among the most requested holdings are the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, WWII photos, and the Bill of Rights.

Here are some helpful and reliable and helpful websites. Remember that anyone can put information online so it is always important to verify that what you find is accurate and unbiased.

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MLA 8th ed.

Book

Lastname, Firstname, and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book. Edition if needed, Publisher abbreviated, Year published.

Example:

Haenfler, Ross. Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subculture. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2016.

Journal article from a library database

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, volume, issue, Publication date, pp (if there is no page number, use n.pag). Name of Database, online DOI/ permalink/ URL where found.

Example:

McDermott, Jim. “My Inner Zombie: Living with ‘The Walking Dead’.” America, vol. 213, no. 12, 26 Oct. 2015, p. 29. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A436232268/AONE?u=cazc_main&sid=AONE&xid=41e3c54d.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

MLA 8th ed handout

MLA 8th ed Citing Images and Tables

APA 6th ed.

Book

Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Example:

Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture. New York, NY: Pantheon.

Article from a Magazine or Academic Journal

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication, Month Day if known). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.  {note: no pp. abbreviation here}

Example:

Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

APA 6th ed handout

APA 6th ed Citing Images and Tables

APA 7th ed.

Books and eBooks

Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher. DOI or URL if available.

Example:

Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture. Pantheon.

Print and Electronic Journal Article

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages. DOI or URL if available.

Example:

Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

APA 7th ed Handout

Purdue Owl

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is a very respected website that can provide guidance on many of the finer points of citing in MLA, APA 6th ed., or APA 7th ed.

RefWorks

RefWorks is an easy to use citation manager that can help you…

  • Access and manage research information online, from any browser.
  • Import references from CAC Library databases and websites.
  • Generate and format bibliographies in virtually any style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) in seconds.

RefWorks is offered free to all CAC students and you can set up your account any time you are ready.  Simply follow the link below and create your account using your campus e-mail address.  After you create your account, RefWorks offers an easy tutorial when you get started.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a librarian or the Learning Center staff with any other questions you might have.

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