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CSP: History, Politics, and Government Topic Guide


We can't fit every resource you'll need on to this list! A pathfinder is just the beginning of building your bibliography. Check the upper school pathfinders list to see if any match your research topic.

Reference First!

You can find these resources by visiting the reference section, looking over the our list of on-line reference sources or checking our or by using our OPAC and limiting your search to reference. Here's some suggestions to get you started.



  • Axelrod, Alan. (2002). Minority rights in America. REF 323.173 Ax2 2002
  • Knappman, Edward. (2002). Great American trials. REF 347.73 G79 2002 2 volumes.
  • Lehman, Jeffrey. (2000). Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. REF 305.8 G13 2000 3 volumes.
  • Lin, Ann Chih. (2002). Immigration. REF 325.73 Im6 2002

Books second!

Books on history and government can be found in several areas of the library. Use our OPAC and ask a librarian if you need help. Books on social issues, government and politics will be in the 300s; books on history will be in the 900s. Biographies can be found at 921, listed alphabetically by the subject's last name (for example, a biography of Barack Obama would carry the call number: 921 Obama.)
  • Hoobler, Dorothy. (2003). We are Americans : voices of the immigrant experience. 304.873 H76 2003 194 pages. Primary sources!
  • Jordan, Anne. (2007). Slavery and resistance. 306.36 J76 2007 70 pages.
  • Moore, Mari Jo (ed). (2006). Eating fire, tasting blood : breaking the great silence of the American Indian Holocaust. 970.1 Ea8 2006 406 pages.
  • Smith, Karen. (1994). New paths to power: American women, 1890-1920. 305.4 Smi4 1994 This is the last of a 7 volume series on American women's history from colonial times to the 20th century.

Databases third!

This short list of databases is a good place to start. If you want to expand your search, visit our our complete list of on-line reference sources.

Internet fourth!

These general websites will point you toward more resources:

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