Books are a vital sources of historical scholarship. To find books at the Gordon Library, type your keywords into WPI Library Search, and then use the Books/eBooks filter on the left to limit your search results to just books.
How can you tell if the author of a book is a historian?
Try searching for the author name on Google. For example, a quick search on Google reveals that the author of Cholera: A Biography, Christopher Hamlin, is a Professor of History at University of Notre Dame and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Sample books by historians:
Our Interlibrary Loan service allows WPI students and faculty to request items from other libraries free of charge.