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History Research Guide

Search for information

Search Belk Library's online system to find both library materials and articles in our databases. Use the search box below to do a basic search on library materials and databases.


Finding Books Using Subject Headings

When searching for books, pay attention to subject headings assigned to relevant titles.  Refining your search using the same subject heading terminology may yield more precise results.  I've included some examples to help you get started.

United States -- History

African Americans -- History

Europe -- History

Medicine -- History

Early American Imprints

Early American Imprints is a microfiche collection of materials in two parts:  Series I:  Evans, 1639 to 1800 and Series II:  Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819.  These two collections include most of the books, pamphlets and broadsides published in America over a nearly 200-year period.  The materials are identified by author, title, and subject in the catalog.  The microfiche is housed in the Microforms Area on the second floor of Belk Library.