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HI 374W Modern Latin America: Find Books

Reference Databases

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The ProQuest database is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research.  Search for multidisciplinary subjects.

Image Database

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History Books

VMI Library Catalog

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Here is the URL to the library catalog:

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  • Keyword
  • Subject Heading
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WLU Library Catalog

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You can go and check out books from Leyburn Library.

Interlibrary Loan - Book

If you need a book that Preston Library does not own, request it by completing an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request form.  Use your VMI username and password.  The URL to place an ILL is

There is no fee; there is no limit to how many ILL requests you can make.

You will be notified by email when the book arrives.  It will be held at the Circulation Desk. 

VMI Reference Librarian

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Janet Holly
Preston Library
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450