History/Social Studies Print Resources: General
Books on these topics can be found in the non-fiction section of the library, in the following number ranges:
American Government: 900’s for history, 320’s for political science
US History, World History: 900’s for history, 970’s for North American history
Critical Issues: 900’s for history, 320’s for political science, 360’s for social problems
Geography: 910’s for geography and travel
Law and Justice: 340’s for law, 360’s for social problems
Multiculturalism: 300’s for social sciences, 360’s for social problems
You can also search in the online library catalog by the specific topic you are interested in.
You will find books like these:
Industrial Revolution in America, by Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Call number: 330.973 IND
Subject-specific research books, like encyclopedias, can be found in the REFERENCE section of the library. The labels always start with an R. Look to the right and left on the shelves for more possibilities.
The Encyclopedia of American History
call # R973.03 ENC
Nash, Gary B.
This is a good example of a subject-specific reference book. Look in the Table of Contents for broad topics, or narrow topics of interest, like the "black market", or "rationing" during WWII.
West’s Encyclopedia of American Law:
call # R349.73 WES
Look in the index by subject, at the back, where topics from “debt” to “kidnapping” are listed alphabetically.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas:
call # R903 NEW
Horowitz, Maryanne Cline
Look in the alphabetical index in the front, that lists major concepts in world history, from “abolitionism” to “zionism”.