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History 301 New York City: Capital of the World: Books

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Examples of Subject Headings to Locate Secondary Sources:

New York (N.Y.) -- History
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions
New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations
New York (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government
New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life
New York (N.Y.) -- Economic conditions


Examples of Subject Headings to Locate Primary Sources:

Note: All of the Subject Headings above can be used to locate primary sources by appending the word "sources" at the end of the subject heading. For example: New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources.

New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Census


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Reading Call Numbers

  • N - describes the subject area: read in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic: read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication: read in chronological order

Example of call number order:

N66 .B634 1999
NA 9 .A34 2005
NA 20 .G4 2001
NA 100.G411.2001
NA 100 .G47 2008

    MHC Book Locations

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    Levels 1-7 Williston

    Levels 1-7 Miles-Smith

    Stevens Music and Dance Library: Pratt Hall

    • Music (M) and Dance (GV1580 - 1799.4)

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