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ENG 389W: The Roaring Twenties

A guide for Dr. Ladd's Spring 2021 course.

Some types of searches in the library catalog

Use discoverE the library catalog to find books. You can always go to the URL: and get to the catalog.

Search tips:

  1. When searching keywords, put phrases in quotation marks -- "roaring twenties"
  2. Limit your searches using the facets on the left when results display.
  3. If you want to find ebooks, limit it to "Full Access Online".

Here are some useful subject 
headings from discoverE:

Nineteen Twenties

United States -- History -- 1919-1933

Harlem Renaissance

Harlem (New York) -- Race Relations

United States -- Social Conditions -- 1918-1932

Fashion -- History -- 20th Century

Organized Crime -- United States -- History

Prohibition -- United States -- History



"Roaring 20's, State 1" by Jeremy Brooks is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0


Here is a short video on how to search the library catalog and find e-books:


If you see a chapter in a print book you would like to get, you can follow these instructions to request a pdf of the chapter! Is the library great or what??

Book Reviews

Need book reviews?

There is no one place to search for book reviews, so if you need a book review, contact me and we can meet to find one.