Axinn Library provides access to many electronic books (eBooks). When searching the catalog, you will see a link to the eBook. You can view the content right on your computer screen but in most cases, it is easier to read the book from an eBook reader. Most eBooks can be downloaded to an eBook reader such as IPad, Kindle, Nook, etc. Click on the link above for instructions on downloading eBooks.
You can use our Interlibrary Loan service to borrow the material from another institution. Click on the link above to access the Interlibrary Loan system. If you are a first time user, you will need to set up an account (it's free!). Make sure to use your Hofstra network account.
Tip: If you are not finding books on your topic, simply filter your search to LIBRARIES WORLDWIDE (left side of screen). You can then identify books published on your topic held in other libraries. When you find a book noted "at other libraries worldwide" you can click on the title and request the book through Interlibrary Loan.
You can search for books from the LIBRARY HOMEPAGE.
Click on the Books/eBooks tab to get to HUL book collections. Please note you can limit your search to eBooks Only or you can browse ebooks by title.
You may want to browse the stacks in other subject areas. The above areas are the main history classifications but history is a very broad area. For example, books about labor history may be classified (or shelved) with Labor Studies (in the H's), books about the history of medicine may be classified with Medicine (in the R's). Click on the link above to view the entire Library of Congress Classification outline.
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