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American History: Find Books

Research information and Fordham library resources in American history; Librarian Jeannie Hoag, Editor.

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Finding Books

Click on the Catalog tab to search for books within Fordham University Libraries. 

Broad search: Use the "Words or Phrase" option to search for words appearing anywhere in the Catalog (does not search full text of books).

Narrower search: Use the "Subject" option to find books about specific authors or topics. For most accurate results in the Subject search, employ terms used in the Library of Congress Subject Headings.


Sample Library of Congress subject terms (can be entered without the dashes):

United States -- Civil War
Racism -- United Sates -- History
Women -- Suffrage -- United States
Equal Rights Amendments -- United States
America -- Emigration and Immigration

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