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Resource Guide:
American Presidency

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Presidents' messages and other executive papersJ80-82
United States Executive BranchJK501-868
Washington's administrations, 1789-1797E311-320
John Adams' administration, 1797-1801 E321-330
Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865 E456-459
McKinley's first administration, 1897-1901 E711-738
Theodore Roosevelt's administrations, September 14, 1901-1909E756-760
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administrations, 1933-April 12, 1945E806-812
Nixon's administrations, 1969-August 9, 1974 E855-861
Reagan's administrations, 1981-1989E876-880

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Presidents--United States.
  • Presidents--United States--1860-1870
  • Presidents--United States--Archives.
  • Presidents--United States--Biography.
  • Presidents--United States--Correspondence.
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1800
  • Presidents--United States--Election--History--20th century.
  • Presidents--United States--History--19th century.
  • Presidents--United States--Inaugural addresses.
  • Presidents--United States--Transition periods
  • Presidents' spouses--United States.

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789E312.29 .L37 2014
Theodore RoosevelteBook
The American presidents, Washington to Tyler : what they did, what they said, what was said about them, with full source notesE 176 .N79 2012
Slavemaster president : the double career of James PolkE 417 .D87 2003
President Nixon : alone in the White House E 856 .R44 2001
John Adams [videorecording]DVD E 322 John/Adams
Thomas JeffersonE 332 .B47 2003
James Monroe, the quest for national identityE 372 .A65 1990
Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher StatesmaneBook
James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil WareBook
Woodrow Wilson : Essential Writings and Speeches of the Scholar-PresidenteBook
The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Unwarranted Influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial ComplexeBook
Ronald Reagan in private : a memoir of my years in the White HouseE 877.2 .K84 2004
All the best / George Bush. My Life in Letters and Other WritingsE 838.5 B872 1999
My life / Bill Clinton.E 886 .A3 2004
U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses From Washington to ObamaeBook
Obama and America's Political FutureeBook

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Public papers of the Presidents of the United States
  • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
  • Federal History
  • Government Publications and Press Releases
  • Presidential Studies Quarterly

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives