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History Research Guide: California

Research tools for finding information about history topics.


Here are just a few of the available titles that may help with your research. Search the library catalog for more!

Online eBooks

Print Books

Search for Library Books and EBooks

Library Call Number Sections

Books at Cerro Coso are shelved by subject using Library of Congress call numbers. Here is a breakdown of where to find books on your topic:

  • F856 - F870: California history. 

Subject Headings

When looking in the catalog (and some databases) for resources, try searching by subject keyword for more refined results. Here are some general subject headings you may wish to try:

  • California--Economic conditions
  • California--Gold discoveries
  • California--History
  • California--Social conditions
  • Constitutional history--California
  • Gold mines and mining--California
  • Indians, Treatment of--California
  • Indians of North America--California
  • Minorities--California--History
  • Missions, Spanish--California
  • Pioneers--California
  • World War, 1939-1945--California