Answered By: Kathryn Park Last Updated: Aug 01, 2019 Views: 89
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 page of the How to Find Books guide.
- 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 American History guide (link below) to find great books by time period.
May I also suggest these three titles from our Reference Collection: E 174.5 C3 1972 -- Encyclopedia of American facts and dates E174 .E53 2002 -- Encyclopedia of American history E 45 G74 1997 -- Great events from history : North American series
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