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History Research Guide

Finding Books

Books, eBooks, and other Library materials can be searched using the Online Catalog.  You can search the catalog by general Subject such as History, however you can narrow you search by a specific time period (History 20th Century) or region (History North America). There are two main categories of books: general and reference. General books (located in the "Stacks" on the lower floor) can be checked out and are often used for more in-depth research. Reference books (located on the upper floor) do not circulate but can be useful for acquiring an overview on a topic.

Course Reserves

The Library maintains a collection of instructor reserve materials. These consist of textbooks, videos, and supplemental course materials that instructors have put in the Library for student use. To find what materials are available for History, search Course Reserves in the Online Catalog. It is best to search by "Course Number" (ex. HIST 104) in that an instructor other than yours may have placed an item on reserve. Materials can be requested at the Periodicals counter and generally must be used in the Library on a two-hour loan period. Photocopy machines are available for 10¢ a copy.

A few selected Library general and reference titles for History are listed below. Please note: some eBooks are also available in print in the reference section of the library. 


A few selected Library general and reference titles for History are listed below.

World History

Books for History 155: Women in U.S. History

Below are some books found within our catalog related to History 155. 

Colonial and New Nation (Davis):