Why use Reference Books?
Search a selection of print and electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other Reference books.
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 Slavery, then look for more specific subjects, such as Slavery United States History 18th century.
Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.
ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST SLAVERY:
SLAVERY AND RELIGION / THE CHURCH / RELIGIOUS ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST SLAVERY:
LIVING CONDITIONS, SOCIAL LIFE, AND RELIGION OF SLAVES:
FUGITIVE (RUNAWAY) SLAVES:
ECONOMICS OF SLAVERY:
POLITICS OF SLAVERY:
AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE MILITARY DURING AMERICAN SLAVERY
An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges. Many books on the history of American slavery will be located on the 4th floor in the following ranges:
To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
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