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HY120 American Past/The West in Time: Encyclopedias of Primary Sources

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Books on the same topic often have similar call numbers. Books about U.S. history start with the letter at E151 and end at E889. 

General History
E186-199 Colonial History 1607-1775
E201-298 The Revolution, 1775-1783
E300-453 Revolution to the Civil War
E337.5 19th Century (general)
E337.8-400 Early 19th Century, 1809-1845
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mid-19th Century, 1848-1861
E441-453 Slavery in the U.S.
E456-655 Civil War Period, 1861-1865
E660-738 Late 19th Century, 1865-1900
E714-735 War of 1898
E740-837.7 20th Century
E838-889 Later 20th Century, 1961-2000

    For a complete list of call numbers for history and other subjects, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline

    Primary Source Encyclopedias

    Citing Primary Sources

    The following sites offer guides to citing primary sources in the Chicago style:

    Library of Congress

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Citation at a Glance: Primary Source from a Web Site (Diana Hacker)

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