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AHS Subject Guides: History: Print Resources

This guide includes print and online resources for History/Social Studies: Courses include: American Government, US History, Critical Issues, Geography, Law and Justice, Multiculturalism, World History.

History/Social Studies Print Resources: General

History/Social Studies Print Resources: General


Print Resources include a full range of books, reference materials like encyclopedias, and some magazines. You can search for specific materials using the library's online catalog.


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


Reference Books:

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”.


Amity High School, Amity Region 5 School District, Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-397-4844 Librarians: Robert F. Musco and Victoria Hulse Copyright 2017