I want to find books on American history from 1400 to 1860, but I don't have a subject yet. I really just want to look on the shelves.
You do have to have a subject in order to search for books, but if you want to browse shelves for books before you decide on a specific subject, you can use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to see where you should be browsing.
- Go to the Library of Congress Classification Oultine on the Find Books on Shelves tab of the Find Books LibGuide.
- For American History 1400 to 1860, click on E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS (PDF file).
- From there you can see that Colonial History starts in the E 186's, so you can start browsing there.
You can also try looking out our United States History LibGuide (link below) to find great books by time period.