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HIST 4399: Asian American History

Research Asian American History by looking at physical and digital resources.


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Kristina Claunch
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Intro to Searching the Catalog


This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this topic or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Books

This is a list of reference books that may be useful for researching this topic. This is not a comprehensive list.

Other Related Books

Browse the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges. These are a few of the ranges that might be relevant depending on the topics covered:

E 184 - Main Section for Topic

F 561-575 For Populations in Michigan

F 856-870 For Populations, Struggles, and Events in California

HV 640-645 For Refugee Problems

CT 210-3150 For National Biographies

And More...

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Subject Headings

Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.

Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Asian Americans, then look for more specific subjects, such as Immigrant Families -- United States.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

Search the Library Catalog

Search for books and other items in the library catalog.


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