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U.S. History Research Guide

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.

African Americans -- History

Cuban Missile Crisis

Slave Trade -- United States -- History

United States -- Church history

United States -- History

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.


Primary Sources for Books, Government Documents, Reports, etc.