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Reference - second floor
Circulating - third floor
Materials in the library are classified and shelved by subject so be sure to browse the call number areas below in both the reference and circulating collections for more sources.
General and European History by country - D
American History - E
Local and state history - F
Print Reference Sources
The books listed below are just a sample of what is available in the history section of the reference collection on the second floor.
Databases are online collections of materials such as journal articles, images, sound recordings and even entire books. The History databases provide articles from newspapers and journals as well as primary source material, maps and images for research. Click on the Databases heading on the library's website then enter the title or subject of the database you need in the search box for a full list of available online resources.
Full-text articles covering key issues, people and events in African-American history.
Information spanning all eras of American history.
Provides biographies, articles, timelines, maps, charts and primary sources for world cultures from mid-15th century to present.
Journal articles on political science and related fields.
Detailed maps of North Carolina cities and towns.
US and world news topics.
The websites listed below are publicly accessible and peer-reviewed so they are appropriate for research purposes.
AMERICAN MEMORY PROJECT
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY DIGITAL COLLECTION
DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN SOUTH
NC NEWSPAPER DIGITIZATION PROJECT
NORTH CAROLINA MAPS
NORTH CAROLINA POSTCARDS
WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY
A list of the library's history periodicals can be found by searching the online catalog using the subject search history periodicals. The New York Times and the Times of London newspapers are valuable in history research since they provide information that was current at that moment in time. Their access information is listed below.
New York Times
Full-text available with indexing for years 1851-current.
Microfilm with print index available for years 1950-2009.
The Times of London
Microfilm with indexes available for years 1785-1985.
Articles on specific subjects are located using an index like the Reader's Guide listed below. Simply look up the subject and note the citation for the individual article.
Readers Guide to Periodical Literature | Ref. AI3 R48
Print index shelved in Reference; coverage back to 1905.
The library does not subscribe to all the journals indexed in the Reader's Guide so check the online catalog to be sure the library has the journal you need.