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HIS 600 - Early American Encounters

This guide contains links to readings for the course as well as library resources targeted to a greater understanding of the initial contacts between European explorers, colonists, Native Americans, and displaced Africans.

Online Library Catalog


You can find books and eBooks by using the search box provided above to search the Online Library Catalog. The catalog is a list of all the print resources the library has (including print books, print journals, video games, audiobooks, and more) and also includes a record for most of our eBooks.


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eBook Databases



The databases listed on this drop-down include eBooks (some also include other types of sources like articles).

Accessing eBooks

New worlds for all : Indians, Europeans, and the remaking of early America This link opens in a new window by Colin G. Calloway is one of a number of eBooks relative to the course topic; and is accessible online through our ACLS Humanities E-Book Project database. 

Additional eBooks covering topics in early American History can be searched for in the following eBook databases:

Browse for Print Books

Books are arranged on the shelves in the library by subject. We use the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers to our materials so that materials on similar topics are next to each other on the shelves and patrons and staff can easily find what they need. You need to know a book's call number in order to get it off the shelf in the library. Below are some helpful call number ranges for history and related disciplines:

  • D - History, Historiographies
  • E - United States / America
  • F - US States / Canada / Latin America