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GENERAL HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA-- SELECTED RESOURCES 

 

 
 

Keeley Library   Rev. Jan. 23, 2001

See also:United States History 
and
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  • BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT NORTH AMERICA

    in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001
    Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.14
     inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
    Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 20
    Coffman, John Edward. "North America" v. 14 Kendall, Henry M. "North America" v. 20

    GENERAL HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA-- BROWSING GUIDE 970'S
    See our guide, Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

    970's      General History of North America
    971's      Canada
    972's      Middle America   Mexico
    973's      United States
    974's      Northeastern United States
    975's     Southeastern United States 
    976's     South central United States 
    977's     North central United States
    978's     Western United States
    979's     Great Basin and Pacific Slope Region

    PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

    SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
     As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to  SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

    JACKDAWS:

    These are document facsimiles kept near the Reference Desk. See the American History Jackdaws list.

    THESE SUBJECT HEADINGS CAN BE USED TO LOCATE BOOKS IN THE ONLINE CATALOG
    Choose the Subject search option in the SAILS online catalog, and type in any of the following subjects:
    INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES of NORTH AMERICA
    United States Canada Mexico Panama
    Trinidad and Tobago Costa Rica Dominica Dominican  Republic
    El Salvaldor Grenada Guatemala Haiti
    Honduras Jamaica St. Christopher and Nervis Nicaragua
    Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Belize  and St. Lucia
    DEPENDENCIES IN NORTH AMERICA
    Anguilla Aruba Bermuda Cayman Islands
    Greenland Guadeloupe Martinique Montserrat
    Netherland Antilles Puerto Rico St. Pierre and Miquelon Turks and Caicos Islands
    Virgin Islands , U.S.
    Virgin Islands,British
    . .
    SOME ADDITIONAL SUBJECT HEADINGS FOR NORTH AMERICA
    Indians of North America
    North America--Antiquities
    Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895 Indians of North America --Social life and customs Indians of North America--West (U.S.)
    Natural history--North America
    North America--Guidebooks
    Indians of North America --Canada North America --History --Colonial period, ca.  Indians of North America--Wars--1815-1875
    Eastern Indians, Wars with, 1722-1726  Indians of North America --Rites and ceremonies  Indians of North America--Legends Caribbean Area
    Indians of Central America Indians of Mexico  Mayas Aztecs
    See our guide, Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

    GENERAL HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA--SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

    The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject. Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
    Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number
    North American History:  Bibliographic Guides These 
    resources summarize the topic and 
    lead you to other resources.
    French in America 1488-1974
    American Indian 1492-1976
    Footnotes to American History 
    Great Events from History American Series 
    U.S. History, a Resource Book for Secondary Schools
    Ref. 970 0044 P981
    Ref. 970.0049 D411 1977
    Ref. 973.016 S531
    Ref. 973 M194
    Ref. 973.0712 G455
    North American History:  Directories Congressional Quarterly's Washington Information Directory Ref. 975.30025 W319
    North American History: 
    Dictionaries These 
    give definitions for history terms.
    Concise Dictionary of American History

    Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
     

    Ref. 973.03 A214
    Ref. 973.03 H669 1993
    North American History:
    Primary Sources
    French in America 1488-1974
    Native North American Voices
    America: Great Crises in Our History 
    Annals of America 
    An American Primer 
    Documents of American History 
    World Almanac of Presidential Quotations
    Twentieth Century America
    Historic Documents of (1970-to date)
    Hispanic American Voices
    Asian American Voices
    Ref. 970 0044 P981
    Ref. 970.004 N2788
    Ref. 973 B724
    Ref. 973 A613
    Ref. 973 B724
    Ref. 973 C734
    Ref. 973.0999 W927 1993
    Ref. 973.9 T971 1995
    Ref. 973.9205 H673
    Ref. 973.0468 H6738 1997
    Ref. 973.0495 A8329 1997
    North American History: 
    Chronologies
    Native North American Chronology
    American Almanac
    French in America 1488-1974
    American Indian 1492-1976
    American Facts and Dates 
    REf. 970.004 A2787 1995
    Ref. 973 A5113 1977
    Ref. 970 0044 P981
    Ref. 970.0049 D411 1977
    Ref. 973.03 C319
    North American History: 
    Atlases / Almanacs
    Atlas of theNorth American Indian
    American Heritage Pictorial Atlas of U.S. History 
    Facts about Canada, its Provinces and Territories
    Almanac of American Life, Victorian America
    Almanac of American Life, Modern America
    Ref. 970.0049 W164 198
    Ref. 911.73 A512
    Ref. 971 W419 1995
    Ref. 973.8 S555 1996
    Ref. 973.9 G823 1995
    North American History: 
    Handbooks 
    These  are usually one-volume
    works which specialize in one area 
    and  give a short explanation or 
    description of the event or topic.
    Peoples of the World North Americans
    Native America, Portrait of the Peoples
    Concise Dictionary of American History 
    Encyclopedia of American History 
    Central America Factbook
    Colombo's Canadian Reference
    Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture
    Japanese American History
    Twentieth Century Culture, African American Culture
    Ref. 970 M913 1991
    Ref. 970.0049 N278ch
    Ref. 973.03 A214
    Ref. 973.03 E56
    Ref. 972.8053 B281
    Ref. 971.003 C726
    Ref. 972 H673 1996
    Ref. 973.0495 1993
    Ref. 973.0496 A258 1996
    North American History: Encyclopedias
    These are encyclopedias devoted 
    to history topics. Contents vary. 
    Encyclopedia of North American History
    Peoples of the Americas
    Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies
    Dictionary of American History 
    Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History
    Album of American History 
    American Decades
    American West, a Multicultural Encyclopedia
    Encyclopedia of the American West
    Asian American Encyclopedia
    Ref. 970.003 E56 1999
    Ref. 970.004 P419 1999
    Ref. 970.01 E56
    Ref. 973.03 D5545 
    Ref. 973.03 H295
    Ref. 973.0222
    Ref. 973.9 A52D
    Ref. 978 A512 1995
    Ref. 978 E56 1996
    Ref. 973.0495 A832 1995
    North American History: 
    Article Reprints
    American History Annual Editions
    SIRS History   Reprints Volumes:
       Ethnic Groups, History, etc.
    Ref. 973.05 A615
    Ref.Desk Gray and Blue Volumes
    North American History: 
    Biographies
    Native North American Biography
    Dictionary of American Biography 
    Notable American Women 
    American Reformers 
    Profiles in American History
    Ref. 970.004 A2785 1996
    Ref. 973.09203
    Ref. 920.720973
    Ref. 973.0992 A512
    Ref. 973.099 P964

    WEB SITES

    COUNTRY LINKS
  • Country Studies
  • CIA World Factbook
  • TerraServer (satellite photos of the world)
  • WWW Virtual Library - Geography 
  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names
  • Caribbean Studies 
  • Library of Congress Report on the Islands of the 

  • Commonwealth Carribbean
  • Latin World  
  • Documents on Mexican Politics
  • The Mexican Government
  • The Latino Connection 
  • Central America News 
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LINKS
  • Flag Etiquette
  • 50 States and Capitals
  • Historical Documents Exhibits U.S.
  • Kid Info
  • The History Net
  • History Buff's Home Page
  • Literature and Culture of the American 1950s
  • The National Civil Rights Museum
  • Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Voice of the Civil Rights Era
  • National Parks
  • Am History Books
  • American Memory Historical Collections 
  • Am History Before 1860 
  • Am History 1860 - present 
  • American Cultural History - The 20th Century
  •  1900-19091910-19191920-19291930-19391940-1949
  • 1950-19591960-19691970-19791980-19891990-1999Decades Internet Quiz
  • American Memory (photos, documents, film, recordings)
  • Internet Public Library Newspaper Links grouped byregion:  http://www.ipl.org/reading/news/ 
    BBC World Service :The BBC, one of the world's most successful radio networks, provides the latest news from around the world\ CNN Online Page : U.S. 24-hour video news channel. News, updated every few hours, includes text, pictures, and  film. Good external links.
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