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HIS 130 - Introduction to History

Course Assignment

Sample Books on Historical topics


The Library houses any number of resources that may contribute to your topic. Everything has a history! 

While there is a brief, incomplete lists of books below, please know that searching WorldCat Research Station is the best method to find the call number area(s) for books on your topic.

Select Books in ZL on US History

Select Books on Historical Topics

Main Collection Book List

World History Books in Main Collection

Included here are some titles relating to World History topics that you can check out.


World History Topics (out of billions possible)

  • Cross and Sword: An Eyewitness History of Christianity in Latin America
    Main 278 C95c
  • The USSR and the Cuban Revolution: Soviet Ideological and Strategical Perspectives, 1959-77
    Main 320.97291 L57u 
  • British Imperialism: Innovation and Expansion, 1688-1914
    Main 325.341 C13b
  • World History: Original and Secondary Source Readings
    Main 909 W89F
  • The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923
    Main 947.084 D23b
  • India Before Europe
    Main 954.02 As35i
  • Under the Flags of Freedom: Slave Soldiers and the Wars of Independence in Spanish South America
    Main 980.02 B592u
  • The Unknown Nation: Australia after Empire
    Main 994 C936u

Main Collection Books

U.S. History Books in Main Collection

These titles and so many more from the myriad topics covered by this course can be checked out for the typical 3-week loan period.


U.S. History Topics up to 1877

  • 100 Key Documents in American Democracy
    Main 973 O58o
  • Annals of America (18 vols.)
    Main 973 An72
  • Daily Life through American History (primary documents) (4 vols.)
    Main 973 D143m
  • Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America
    Main 970 F83d
  • Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (3 vols.)
    Main 973.03 E19
  • The History of the United States of America (6 vols.)
    Main 973 H54
  • Colonial Period of American History (4 vols.)
    Main 973.2 An2c
  • American Colonies in the 18th Century (4 vols.)
    Main 973.2 Os3
  • Papers of the Continental Congress (5 vols.)
    Main 973.312 B97p
  • The Republic of Letters (3 vols.)
    Main 973.4 J35r
  • War of the Rebellion: The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (many vols.)
    Main 973.7 W19
  • The Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 
  • Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America
    Main 305.4 Ev16b
  • Voices of the Civil War series
    Main 973.73
  • A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 
    Main 973.782


U.S. History Topics since 1877

  • Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Main 327.73047 K38
  • Memoirs Main 920 G65S
  • The New Deal: America's Response to the Great Depression Main 973.917 E24n
  • Civil Rights and the American Negro: A Documentary History Main 323.4 B61
  • "The Good War": An Oral History of World War Two Main 940.54 T27G
  • World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It Main 940.30973 B45w
  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War Main 951.90424 H12c
  • The Vietnam War (collection of speeches) Main 959.704 V666vie
  • The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States Main 974.71 N62


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Begin by typing in search terms. 

  • Related terms can be connected with OR to search both at one time.
  • Major concepts of your topic can been connected with AND.
  • Save time searching by using an asterisk. The (*) on [immigra* AND polic*] will look for any number of endings for those root words.

    immigra* = immigrant, immigration

    polic* = policy, policies

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