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HIST J400 Golden Ages in History

Written for Colin P. Elliott's course HIST J-400 Golden Ages in History, Spring 2020

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  • You will need your IU username and password to request material
    • To use the Submit a request page, have the book information (title, author, etc) ready.
    • In Worldcat the "Request materials from ILL" link will fill in the book information for you.

  • Photocopies of journal articles can also be request through the Submit a request page.

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