Why Use Reference Books?
American centuries : the ideas, issues, and values that shaped U.S. history, 5 v., Ref. E174 .A534 2011
Encyclopedia of the United States in the nineteenth century, 3 v., Ref. E169.1 .E626 2001
Books: A Step-by-Step Guide
4.) Western Michigan's Library (duplicated in MeLCat, but if you want your materials faster, just walk to WMU!)
Using Subject Headings
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