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HIST 30147 - Early Chinese Empires


This course guide assists Professor Liang Cai's students in writing their final essay. It introduces

  1. reference sources (Getting Started) that provide background information for students' topic(s) of interest
  2. secondary sources (Finding Articles & Books) where students can find scholarly information that can be used to develop and support their theses.

Off-campus access to electronic resources

During the Covid-19 lockdown, the Hesburgh Libraries won't be able to provide print materials, but ND users should be able to access the electronic resources that the Libraries subscribe to. If you access these resources through the library website, you will be prompted to log in with your netID and password.

There are also electronic books that have become temporarily available to ND users through the HathiTrust Library, and to the general public through the of the National Emergency Library of the Internet Archive. See Finding Articles & Books below.

Getting Started

Finding Articles & Books

Electronic books that are temporarily available

  • HathiTrust Library Click “LOG IN” (yellow button on the right upper corner), and select the University of Notre Dame on the dropdown menu. Once logged in, you will see a “Temporary Access” link for books available for ND users. Click the link, then, click the “Check Out” button.

For most books, access is limited to one user at a time. When you are not using the book, please click "Return Early" so that the book can be checked out by another ND user.

A collection of books that the Internet Archive has made available for emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Anyone can create an account to borrow books for 14 days.