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HIST1703 Introduction to History: Find Books

Identify Books Using UWILINC

To determine whether the library owns a particular book, use UWILINC, the catalog of all The University of the West Indies libraries.

UWILINC can be searched by a number of criteria, including author, title, subject and call number, and there are several different options for searching with keywordsFor more information about how to search the catalog, use the UWILINC Help Tab


  • Always note the Location, Call Number, and Status to see whether it is checked-out or not.
  • Call numbers beginning with D are assigned to subjects in History.
  • Reserved Book Collection (RBC) items must be requested at the main library Circulation Desk.
  • If you cannot find the book on the open shelves, ask for assistance at either the Reference of the Circulation Desks
  • If we don't have a book in our collection you can request that it be sourced through Inter Library Loan from other libraries.

Accessing E-Books

E-books are listed in UWILINC, and you can find them in the same way that you would search for print books. To view the full-text of the book, click on the"View Online" tab.


  • You must be a current UWI student, faculty or staff member to view the contents of our e-resources. If you are a current UWI affiliate and are off-campus or your computer is not connected to the UWI network, you will be prompted for your UserID and password when you click on the link to the e-resource. 
  • For students: your UWI login is the same as your Student Administration Services (SAS) email login.


Finding Reference Sources

The Mona Library offers access to various types of reference sources in print and online. Print editions are shelved in the stacks located in the Mona Electronic Resource Information Centre (MERIC) in the Main Library. These publications are restricted to in Library Use Only and may not be borrowed. Reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistical resources, etc. 

Searching UWILINC to identify reference resources is as simple as linking the term "History"  with a resource type, for eg. conduct search using the terms: History AND Encyclopeadia or History AND Bibliography, etc.

Then delimit the search results by the "resource type" of books.

Online General Reference Sources

Credo Reference

Encyclopaedia Britannica 

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Other Useful Texts


What is Microhistory? Theory and Practice by Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon and István M. Szijártó 

Call Number: D16.138.S55 2013 (Openshelf)
ISBN: 978-0415692090 

The Modern Researcher by Jacques Barzun and Henry F. Graff

Call Number: D13.B334 2004 (Openshelf)

ISBN: 978-0495318705 

History in the Digital Age edited by Toni Weller

Call Number: D16.9.H565 2013 (Openshelf)
ISBN: 978-0415666978