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New Jersey History: Books

HS 203


Finding a Book in the Stacks

Contemporary Studies


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Finding a Book

  • Unless you know the title and/or author of the book you are looking for, New Jersey History topics should be searched by Keyword to maximize the number of references to a topic.
  •  Another way to search is to browse by Subject.  Your search term would be "New Jersey History"; this heading is followed by the historical period.  So, for example, if you wanted to explore New Jersey History during the Civil War, you would enter your search terms this way:

   New Jersey History Civil War 1861 1865

   The historical period will be followed by increasingly specific subjects headings,  such as:

   New Jersey History Civil War 1861 1865 Personal Narratives.

Note: The word "sources" appearing next to an entry is usually a good indication that the text is at least in part a primary source.  You can increase your chances of turning up primary sources by adding terms such as "sources," "letters," "diaries," etc. to your keyword search terms.


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Can't find something you need?  The interlibrary loan service can obtain the books or articles you are looking for.