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AFAM 013 / ENGL 005 Counternarratives: Black Historical Fictions: Looking for Books and E-Books

This is a library research guide meant help students in AFAM 013/ ENGL 005 locate primary and secondary source materials related to their course available via Yale University Library.

Quicksearch and Orbis

Quicksearch is Yale Library's discovery tool. It is accessible via the Yale Library homepage. It can help you find books, e-books, journals (note: not individual articles!) databases, and items in Yale's digital collections. Watch the video on this page to learn more about searching Quicksearch.

Orbis is Yale Library's catalog. Like Quicksearch, it will help you locate books, e-books, journals, and databases.

Tips: Orbis is easier to use if you are searching for a book by title or author. Quicksearch is easier to use for keyword and subject searching. Quicksearch also searches Morris, the Law Library catalog.

Looking up a book using Quicksearch on the library home page

How to retrieve a book (what are call numbers)

Helpful resources to get you started