Use the Library Catalog to look for books on specific subjects. Here are some SUBJECT searches to try:
- Social Justice
- Social Justice - Southern States
- Prejudices in children
- African Americans - Segregation
- Indians of North America – Civil Rights
- Segregation in education
- Southern States – Race relations
- United States – Race relations
- United States – Social conditions
- Civil Rights
- Civil rights movements
- Chicano movement
- Nineteen thirties
- Racism – Psychological aspects
- Prejudices - United States
- Human Rights
- African American women – Social conditions
If you want to browse the shelves, American History books can be found in the 970s and Civil Rights books in the 323s.
Books that check out are on the 2nd floor of the library.
Reference books are on the 1st floor. These include specialized encyclopedias and historical atlases. Reference books are often good starting points for research. Here are some examples:
Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them
R 809.93358 LITERAT 1997
Civil Rights in the United States
R 323.0973 CIVIL R 2000
American Decades: 1930-1939
R 973.9 AMERICA
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century
R 973.0496 ENCYCLO 2009
Encyclopedia of American Indian History
R 970.00497 ENCYCLO 2008
You'll also find reference books in the library databases like:
The SCC Library has created this research guide to help you find credible information in books, periodicals, and websites.
These books are on reserve at the Library circulation desk.
Research related topics
Use these other research guides to research topics like Literature and Equity & Diversity.
Library databases contain reliable information that is generally not available elsewhere on the web. Access to databases from off-campus requires login using your student ID number.
You will find databases covering History and Literature and All Subjects linked from the SCC Library homepage.Here are some databases you may find particularly useful: