Reference Books

General and overview information about topics in American History can be found in the following books located in the Reference area. In those titles that are multi-volume works, a cumulative index can be found in the last volume of the set:

Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies (REF E 45 .E53 1993)

Great Events From History: North American Series (REF E 45 .G74 1997)

Encyclopedia of North American Indians (REF E 76.2 .E64 1996)

Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History (REF E 78 .G7 A87 1987)

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (REF E 169.1 .S764 2000)

Encyclopedia of American History (REF E 174 .E53 2003)

Dictionary of American History (REF E 174 .M3 1989)

The Oxford Companion to United States History (REF E 174 .O94 2001)

The Almanac of American History (REF E 174.5 .A45 1983)

The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates (REF E 174.5 .C3 1979)

Dictionary of American Biography (REF E 176 .D56)

The Complete Book of U. S. Presidents (REF E 176.1 .D43 2002)

The Handy Presidents Answer Book (REF E 176.1 .M38 2004)

The Presidents: A Reference History (REF E 176.1 .P77 2002)

Facts About the States (REF E 180 .K4 1993)

Encyclopedia of American Political History (REF E 183 .E5 1984)

American Immigrant Cultures (REF E 184 .A1 A63448 1997)

Reference Library of Asian America (REF E 184 .O6 R45 1995)

Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans (REF E 185 .A8 1991)

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (REF E 185 .E54 1996)

The Civil War Dictionary (REF E 468 .B7 1988)

The Civil War Almanac (REF E 468.3 .B68 1983)

Encyclopedia of the United States in the 20th Century (REF E 740.7 .E53 1996)

Cold War America: 1960 to 1990 (REF E 741 .G75 2003)

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (REF E 806 .E63 2004)

The Sixties in America (REF E 841 .S55 1999)

Global Connections: America’s Role in the 21st Century (REF E 895 .F45 2002)

Encyclopedia of the American West (REF F 591 .E485 1996)

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains (REF F 591 .E4856 2004)

The New Encyclopedia of the American West (REF F 591 .N46 1998)

The Encyclopedia of Minnesota (REF F 606 .E63 1993)

Encyclopedia of American Social History (REF HN 57 .E58 1993)

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements (REF HN 57 .E59 2004)

A History of Women in the United States (REF HQ 1410 .H58 2004)

Encyclopedia of American Immigration (REF JV 6465 .E53 2000)

Circulating Books

Books on a wide range of historical topics are indexed in the library’s online card catalog, Aleph. Unlike the Reference books listed above, the Circulating books may be checked out for three weeks with your college ID card.

Electronic Resources

We have a number of databases available for magazine and journal article searches. Performing a subject search in any of these databases should provide you with plenty of information about your topic.

1. EBSCO Academic Search Premier and Electric Library provide good coverage in any historical area, including recent political and social events.