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Resource Guide:
History U.S.A.

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
North AmericaE 31-49.2
Indians of North AmericaE 75-99
Discovery of America and Early ExplorationsE 101-135
Colonial History (1607-1775)E 186-199
The Revolution 1775-1783E 201-298
Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861E 300-453
Civil War Period, 1861-1865E 456-655
Late Nineteenth Century, 1865-1900E 660-738
Twentieth CenturyE 740-837.7
Internal History during World War IE 780
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Administrations 1933- April 12, 1945E 806
Later Twentieth Century, 1961-2000E 838-889
Twenty-first CenturyE 895-904
United States Local History (by region and state)F 1-975

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.

  • History ‚ United States ‚ Periodicals
  • United States ‚ History
  • United States ‚ History ‚ 1775-1865
  • United States ‚ History ‚ 1783-1815 ‚ Maps
  • United States ‚ History ‚ 18th Century
  • United States ‚ History ‚ 1933-1945 ‚ Songs and Music
  • United States History 1945 ‚ Addresses, Essays and Lectures
  • United States ‚ History ‚ 1961-1969 ‚ Encyclopedias
  • United States ‚ History ‚ Archival Resources
  • United States ‚ History ‚ Biography
  • United States ‚ History ‚ Chronology
  • United States ‚ History ‚ Civil War
  • United States ‚ History ‚ Congresses
  • United States ‚ History, Local
  • United States History Maps
  • United States ‚ History, Military
  • United States ‚ History ‚ Pictorial Works
  • United States ‚ History ‚ Religious Aspects

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
The American spirit: United States history as seen by contemporariesE 173 .A757 2002
The Great War and the search for a modern orderREMOTE E 784 .H38
The Oxford companion to United States historye-Book
Themes in United States historyE 178.1 .W58
The African-American mosaic: a Library of Congress resource guideREM Z 1361 .N39 L47
American history atlasG 1201 .S1 G5
The American promise: voices of a changing nation, 1945-presentE 743 .A568
As others see us; international views of American historyE 175.8 .A8
Biographical dictionary of American Indian history to 1900REF E 89 .W35
Captain John Smith’s history of Virginia; a selectionF 229 .S6356
The colors of courage: Gettysburg’s hidden historyE 475 .C862
A companion to the American Weste-Book
The creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787JA 84 .U5 W6
Crucible of liberty: 200 years of the Bill of RightsKF 4749 .A2 C78
Datapedia of the United States American history in numberse-Book
Documents of American historyE 173 .C66
Famous first facts : a record of first happenings, discoveries…AG 5 .K315
The Great Depression: opposing viewpointsE 806 .G83
Harvard guide to American historyREF Z 1236 .F77 v.1
Narratives of the witchcraft cases, 1648-1706BF 1573 .A3 B8
Photo Op: a Pulitzer prize-winning photographer covers events…TR 650 .K37
Reference library of Black AmericaREF E 185 .R44
Seneca Falls and the origins of the women’s rights movementHQ 1418 .M36
Southern women: black and white in the Old SouthHQ 1438 .A13 M36
The trail of tears the Cherokee journey from homee-Book
The United States and the origins of the cold warE 744 .G25 c.3
Working in America: an eyewitness historyREF HD 8066 .R44

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • American Historical Review
  • American Nineteenth Century History
  • Appalachian Journal: a regional studies review
  • The Historian: a journal of history
  • Journal of African American History
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Studies
  • American Quarterly
  • Labor: … Working-Class History of the Americas
  • New England Journal of History
  • William and Mary Quarterly
  • Journal of Southern History
  • History
  • History Notes (with periodicals)
  • History Today
  • Western Historical Quarterly
  • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
  • Journal of American Ethnic History
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Study… (online)

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

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