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Public History and Digital History: Books & E-books

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Mike Cobb
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On this page you'll find

1)Library of Congress Subject Guides related to this field -- Browse books either online or physically in our library by these collections to get ideas.

2)Instructions on Finding and Getting Books

3)A List of Ebook Databases

4)A List of Recommended Print and Electronic Books in our Collection



Library of Congress Subject Guides

Our library is arranged by the libary of congress subject classification system.  More information about it can be found here.

Your areas of interest will likely be fairly scattered.  A few areas to consider are:

  • AM1 - (501) Museums. Collectors and Collecting.
    • AM 10 - 100     By Country
    • AM 111 - 160    Museology.  Museum Methods, Technique, etc.
    • AM 200 - (501) Collectors and collecting.
  • CC1 - 960 -- Archaeology
  • E175-175.7 -- Historiography
  • F1-975 -- United States local history
  • NA1-9428 -- Architecture

Finding and Getting Books

Your two best places for finding books will be from our library catalog and from worldcat.

** Worth Noting **

Some students mention that they can't find enough books on their topic.

  • If you've found one book in our physical collection, the others in the area should be on the same or similar topic.
  • If you've found one book in our online collection, doing a search on the subject terms assigned to the book will help you find more books on that topic.
  • See if there is a bibliography or works cited/consulted section in your book.  If the author thought these books helped in the creation of a book on that topic, they will likely help you as well.
  • Ask your professor for ideas for additional resources.
  • Ask a libarian for assistance.

E-book Sites