Welcome to the McCarthy Library's guide for researching and writing history research papers! You'll find resources available specifically for history and history research here, as well as links to useful websites, databases, and other publications.
These are the call numbers in the library where you can find books related to history:
History books are usually all found in the 900s, which includes not just history but geography as well.
For specific subjects:
In history research, there are two types of resources generally used, which you will see referred to as primary sources and secondary sources.
A primary source is any first-hand document relating to the subject or event you are researching. These can include things like letters, photographs, films, diaries, speeches, and other documentation created by people who had first hand knowledge of the history being studied.
A secondary source is any source written based on primary sources, but not authored by someone who has first-hand knowledge. These resources can include history books written by other researchers, scholarly journals, research articles, newspaper articles, documentaries, and any other material made by someone who is not a witness.
HIST 005 - History of Western Civilization Since 1500
Course Number: 005
Course Abbreviation: HIST 005
HIST 010 - California History
Course Number: 010
Course Abbreviation: HIST 010
HIST 017 - History of the United States to 1877
Course Number: 017
Course Abbreviation: HIST 017
HIST 018 - History of the United States from 1865
Course Number: 018
Course Abbreviation: HIST 018
HIST 028 - African American History to 1877
Course Number: 028
Course Abbreviation: HIST 028
HIST 037 - Women in American History
Course Number: 037
Course Abbreviation: HIST 037
HIST-150 - History of American Women 1600-1900
Course Number: 150
Course Abbreviation: HIST-150