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Selected Library Resources

Chronicles:  Volume 1

Call Number: ML420.D98 A3 2004 V.1

Eyes on the Prize

Call Number: KF4757 .W52 1987

The Sixties Unplugged

Call Number: D1053 .D4 2009

Fortunate Son 

Call Number: DS559.73.U6 P85 1991

The Times They Were a Changin':  1964, the Year the Sixties Arrived and the Battle Lines of Today Were Drawn

Call Number: E838.3 .M35 2022

RN:  The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

Call Number: E856.N48 M36X

Rightward Bound:  Making America Conservative since the 1970s

Call Number: JC573.2.U6 R54 2008

His Very Best:  Jimmy Carter, a Life

Call Number: E873 .A67 2020

The Reagan Diaries 

Call Number: E877 .A3 2007

Destiny and Power:  The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Call Number: E882 .M43 2015

First in His Class:  The Biography of Bill Clinton 

Call Number: E886 .M29 1996

Bush at War

Call Number: E903.3 .W66 2002

A Promised Land 

Call Number: E908 .A3 2020 


American Overdose

Call Number: RC568 .O45 M46 2018

Fear:  Trump in the White House

Call Number: E912 .W66 2018



Call Number: RC568 .O45 M33 2018

The Code Breaker

Call Number: QH440 .I83 2021


Call Number: E912 .W664 2021

Finding Resources

The library website is a great place to start looking for resources for your class.

Big Search uses keywords to find books, articles, DVDs and more. 

Want to know more?  Below is a guide for formulating keywords and finding resources using Big Search

The Millsaps-Wilson Library uses Library of Congress Call Numbers to organize physical materials.  For more information on call numbers visit the Library of Congress website.

Books about United States History are generally located in sections E-F, but you will find books throughout our collection.

  • E 151 - 909              United States history.
  • F 1 - 975                   United States local history. 


Location of Materials
Classifications A--D399                                                      East Stacks 1                                                                                            
Classifications D400--F                                                      East Stacks 2
Classifications G--HR                                                          East Stacks 3
Classifications HS--K                                                           East 3
Classifications L--Z                                                               West 3




Primary sources are contemporary accounts of an event, written by someone who experienced or witnessed the event in question. These original documents (i.e., they are not about another document or account) are often diaries, letters, memoirs, journals, speeches, manuscripts, interviews and other such unpublished works. They may also include published pieces such as newspaper or magazine articles (as long as they are written soon after the fact and not as historical accounts), photographs, audio or video recordings, research reports in the natural or social sciences, or original literary or theatrical works.

Primary:  First-hand account of an event, an original work

  • Autobiographies, letters, e-mails, diaries, speeches, interviews
  • Documents, laws, treaties
  • Raw data that has been collected
  • Works of literature, art, music
  • Newspaper accounts of events, by someone on the scene

Secondary: A summary, interpretation, or analysis of something else

  • Articles, books, biographies which summarize, interpret the original statements, documents
  • Textbooks
  • Analysis of statistics
  • Criticism — of literature, art, music
  • Secondary accounts of events by those who compile and synthesize the original accounts

Tertiary: Usually a combination or collection of primary and secondary sources

  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Indexes
  • Handbooks, guidebooks, manuals

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