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History Guides - Lafayette

Topic Areas


This guide is here to assist in locating information regarding certain historic periods and important individuals of the past. The topic areas included in this guide are the the history of the United States, African history, Asian history, women's history, the history of science, the history of war, etc.

We hope that these resources are helpful as you work on your papers and projects here at Ivy Tech Lafayette. History is something which can teach all of us valuable lessons, as well as open our eyes to experiences which we might never go through personally. It is by means of studying the past that we can come to appreciate our present, but also, hopefully, adjust things for the future. We are not our ancestors, but we should view their failures and successes as points of reference as we create a world for our descendants.

If at any point during your research process you run into difficulty in locating resources (articles, books, images, etc.), please feel free to reach out to the Ivy Tech Lafayette library staff. Librarians are available virtually, through the Ask-a-Librarian service, and they will be happy to help!

Have a wonderful semester!

Note on Print Books Included in This Guide

Please be aware that the print books included within this guide are located at the Lafayette campus library. If you would like to see what other Ivy Tech campus libraries have in their collections, please use the IvyCat search option. If another Ivy Tech campus has a title which you would like to use, please fill out the Item Request Form. Be aware that this form is ONLY for the use of Ivy Tech LAFAYETTE students, staff, and faculty. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member of a different campus, please reach out to your campus library for assistance.

If you are looking for an item which an Ivy Tech library does not have, please feel free to review WorldCat. This handy tool allows you to locate information about an item (title, author, ISBN, publish year), which you can use to fill out the Item Request Form. As mentioned above, this form is only for the use of Lafayette students, staff and faculty.

*Please note: Our staff will do their utmost to retrieve items which you request. However, the final lending decision is with the owning library. If they are unable to lend the item, we will be unable to provide it to you. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and thank you for your understanding.

Note on Videos

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