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Research Guides

American History: Find Books/eBooks

Guide to selected print and electronic history information sources available to SUU students, faculty and staff. For more information or help, contact the Department Librarian below or Library Reference at 865-8040.

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Library of Congress Classification System (second floor)

C:  History (General) (second floor)

D:  History (World) (second floor)

E:  History of United States (by period) -- arranged somewhat chronologically  (second floor)

  • 11-143   America general and pre-settlement history
  • 151-185  United States General History
  • 186-199  Colonial History
  • 200-298  Revolution
  • 300-453  Revolution to Civil War - Antebellum Period
  • 456-655  Civil War
  • 660-738  Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900 
  • 740-837  Twentieth century
  • 838-889  Later Twentieth century

F:  Local History of United States and British, French, and Latin America (second floor)

  • 1-975   United States Local History (by locale)
  • 1101-1170  British and French Local History
  • 1201-3799  Latin America and Spanish America

Reference books (first floor)

  1. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, statistics, and atlases can be found in the Reference collection on the First Floor (short shelves by elevator)
  2. To find American history reference books using the Library Catalog, select Advanced Search, type the keyword American History then select Reference Book in the type: window, then click Search.

Searching other library catalogs

  • - use for finding books on your topic in other libraries, then request through ILLiad
  • Utah's Catalog: search all Utah academic libraries

And of course, you are always welcome ask a librarian at the Questions Desk on the First Floor for help.


SUU Library Catalog

Locate history books in the SUU Library using the SUU Library CatalogMost history books in the SUU Library can be found in the Main Collection on the second floor in the call numbers from C to F.  The red quick search box on the library page work for most searches.


Use advanced search when you need to modify your search by language, type, or library location.



WorldCat: Find Books in Other Libraries

You can discover books (and other materials) not available in the SUU library by using the database, which lists the holdings of hundreds of library catalogs. Enter relevant terms or names in the box below.

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

SUU researchers can request most items found in WorldCat via Interlibrary Loan (see below).

Google Books Search

Although Google Books seldom delivers the complete text of a recently-published book, it can be very useful for viewing books' tables of contents and other information.

Google Book Search