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HIS 101: History of Western Civilization I (Campbell-Loudoun)

This guide has been created to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to Julie Combs,

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Book Review

All students will complete a 2 page book review of a scholarly monograph dealing with some aspect of the topic of their Research Paper.  Reviews should discuss the main argument(s) of the author, the evidence used, the book's contributions to any historiographic debates, and any weaknesses or shortcomings of the book.  The specific book used for each student's review will be determined in consultation with the professor.

For more information, please review the Book Review assignment in your Canvas course.

Search the Library Catalog

Library Catalog Search Tips

Search for books on your topic in the library catalog.

  • Select 'Request Item' to have books from other NOVA libraries sent to Loudoun for pick up. 
  • E-books are accessible through the catalog. Within the eBook record, click 'Online access' to open and log-in with your MyNOVA username and password when prompted.
  • To limit your results to E-books, look for the "Availability" filter and select "Full Text Online".

Scholarly Monograph Example