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HIUS 104. The Revolutionary Atlantic. Professor Hanna: How to Find and Request Special Collections Materials

Searching the Catalog for Special Collections Materials

In Roger, the Library's catalog, use the Advanced Search option to limit your search within the parameters of your assignment. For example, you can limit by Year, Language or languages, and limit to just those items in special collections by selecting that option in the LOCATION limit:


NOTE: You can also start with a basic keyword search, and select "Modify Seach" at the top of the results list to get to these same limit options:




From the results list, click on the title to see more detail and to proceed with placing a request:



Placing Requests From the Catalog

From the detailed description page, click the Request toward the right of the page, on the same line as the call number and status:


If you have not already logged in and registered, you will be prompted to so so. Look it over the request information, schedule the date of your visit, and submit!

A note about delivery times: Generally speaking, we can pull materials the same day, just moments after you place the request if you're already in the library, but keep an eye out for our materials that are stored OFFSITE, as delivery of these times may take up to a week.



You're now ready to come in to Special Collections (bring your ID!). Don't forget our hours:

Thanksgiving Week Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9-5; Wednesday 9-4. Closed Thursday - Sunday

Regular Hours:  M-F, 9-5 with extra hours until 7pm on Wednesdays

Questions? Email us at or drop in