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History 3010: Historical Methodology: Library Catalogs

Library guide for History 3010: Historical Methodology (Prof. Mazis, spring 2022)

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Examples of Library of Congress (LC) Subjects

  (e.g., Great Britain -- History)
  (e.g., Depressions -- 1929)
  (e.g., Stanton, Elizabeth Cady)
Time periods
  (e.g., Eighteenth century;

For methods use:
History -- Methodology
History -- Research
History -- Study and teaching

For primary resources try the following subdivisions:
personal narratives


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