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History Subject Guide

  • Most research in History should start with books
  • Books usually provide the background needed to understand History topics
  • Primary sources can be found in books, articles, reference books, or Internet resources
  • For very specific topics, journals articles are also useful
  • Call numbers for books covering U.S.History will begin with E or F
  • Call numbers for books on non-U.S. History start with D or F


The Library Catalog, EZ-Borrow, and ILLiad are your gateways to the books (videos, DVDs, CDs, etc.) you need for your research.


Search Databases by subject or topic to find scholarly articles and business data appropriate for your assignments.


There are many websites relevant to History. The library uses to track and organize websites. If you want to share a website relevant to an assignment with Ship students, please tag it in with: ShipLibrary, HistoryGuide, and the relevant course number, e.g. his101