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Cal Poly English Language Institute (CPELI) Library Orientation

This guide contains most of the topics explained during the orientation visit to the library.

Books: Browsing the Shelves by Call Number

Call number "E" -- America (General)

  • 11 - 29   America (General)
  • 31 - 46   North America
  • 51 - 99   Indians. Indians of North America
  • 101 - 135   Discovery of America and early explorations
  • 151 - United States (General)
  • 184 - 185.98   Elements in the population
  • 184.5 - 185.98  Afro-Americans
  • 186 - 199   Colonial history
  • 201 - 298   Revolution
  • 300 - 453   Revolution to the Civil War
  • 351 - 364.9  War of 1812
  • 401 - 415.2  War with Mexico
  • 441 - 453   Slavery
  • 456 - 655   Civil War
  • 482 - 489   Confederate States of America
  • 661 - 738   Late nineteenth century
  • 714 - 735   Spanish-American War
  • 740 - Twentieth century

Call number "F" -- America

  • 1 - 975 United States Local History
  • 1001 - 1140 British America, Canada
  • 1201 - 1392 Mexico

Online United States History Journals

Go here to search for these online journals by title:

  • American Communist History 
  • American Historical Review
  • American Quarterly
  • Civil War History
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Studies 
  • Journal of Southern History 
  • Journal of the Early Republic  
  • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era  
  • Journal of the Southwest
  • Pacific Historical Review  
  • Presidential Studies Quarterly
  • Western Historical Quarterly 
  • William and Mary Quarterly

Websites

This U.S. History Websites is from EdTechTeacher's "Best of History Web Sites" and "aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories and has been designed to benefit history teachers and their students."



Wikipedia

This History of the United States Wikipedia article provides a good overview of the major periods in U.S. history. Use the "Further Reading" and "External Links" sections for sources you can use for your list of references (bibliography).