Check out this guide to find out what kinds of resources are available to you.
Questions about history resources? Ask a librarian! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, come by the front desk, or call us at 601-974-1073.
History books are generally located in sections C-F, but you will find books about history throughout our collection. See below for areas where you can browse by subject.
Tips for subject searching in history:
To better understand how books are organized in the Millsaps-Wilson Library, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
History Subject Databases
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document or account) are often diaries, letters, memoirs, journals, speeches, manuscripts, interviews and other such unpublished works.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
Secondary: A summary, interpretation, or analysis of something else
Tertiary: Usually a combination or collection of primary and secondary sources
Selected Online Primary Sources
Open access internet resources, many with full-text.
Print Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian guides available in the library