Most of what you find on Wikipedia or read in textbooks or hear in lectures has come from monographs – nonfiction books, articles or papers written by scholars. But you only hear the summarized version of their stories. For this class you get to read a book about a topic from the time period this course covers that is interesting to you. Normally, you might go to the library and browse the shelves, but for now, you can browse the e-books on this page. Choose a book that is interesting to you! Really get into the details so that you get a picture in your head of what life was like for the people living in the place and time your book covers. If nothing catches your eye, go to the library home page to ask a librarian for assistance.
This tutorial will show you how to find book reviews in academic journals.