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HY242 Recent U.S. History: 1943-1973: Getting Started

Domestic politics and political realignments from Truman to Nixon: McCarthyism and the beginnings of the Cold War; covert action and direct intervention in US foreign policy; Civil Rights, Black Power, feminism, and other topics...

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Reference Books

Reference books are a great place to find succint, reliable overviews on a topic. They'll also help you to 

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Put your topic into context
  • Find related materials in bibliographies
  • Harvest keywords for future searches

Take a minute to browse the shelves in the first floor Reference Section.

Philosophy           HB - HC Economics
   BJ1-1725 Ethics HM - HX Sociology
   BL1-2790 Religion HQ Feminism
   D - F History JA - JC Political Science

For a complete list of call numbers by subject area, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline

Selected Research Databases

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