Finding Books in I-Share
You can search I-Share for books and other materials related to historical research by subject heading. General subject headings in history follow a specific pattern: Place name -- Subdivision -- Time period.
Illinois - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Sometimes, however, you may find an alternate pattern, with a specific subject listed first.
Women social reformers - Illinois - Chicago - History
For more information, consult the Library of Congress Authorities online which contains the subject headings used in I-Share and other library catalogs. Look under the place name or subject to see the appropriate subdivisions and time periods.
You can also browse the general collection by call number:
973.1 Discovery and exploration to 1607
973.2 Colonial period, 1607-1775
973.3 Revolution and confederation, 1775-1789
973.4 Constitutional period, 1789-1809
973.5 Early 19th century, 1809-1845
973.6 Middle 19th century, 1845-1861
973.7 Civil War, 1861-1865
973.8 Later 19th century, 1865-1901
973.9 20th century, 1901-