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HIST 29632: The CIA and American Democracy

A guide to resources for the course.

Getting Started

To find books at the UChicago Library, use:

If books are not at UChicago, search WorldCat and request items using Interlibrary Loan (more info):

Searching & Browsing the Library Catalog

View the 90-second video below to learn how to use different searching and browsing features in the Library Catalog.

Getting Started

Do you want to know how a book was received by scholars? Are you trying to determine the quality of a particular book? Or, are you just interested in knowing if a book is worth reading? Book reviews are a great place to start. This guide provides guidance on finding two types of book reviews, those for a general audience and those for a scholarly audience.

LC Subject Headings

Below are examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings for some topics related to this course.  To browse books with these subjects, select the Library Catalog search option for the Begins With Subject:

  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency
  • United States. Central Intelligence Group
  • United States. Office of Strategic Services
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- [country]
  • [Country or region] -- Foreign relations -- United States
  • Cold War
  • Intervention (International law) -- History -- 20th century.
  • Regime change -- [country or region]
  • Espionage, American
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Spies -- United States
  • Intelligence service -- [country]
  • United States -- History -- [dates]
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Cuba -- History -- Invasion, 1961