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National History Day New Jersey Resources 2020 / 2021: Books

Locating Books


In public libraries American history has a 973 call number and New Jersey history has a 974 call number.

In academic libraries American history has an E call number and New Jersey history is in the F 131 - F145 range.


Searching for primary sources

Look for the following subject subheadings when searching for primary sources

  • personal narratives
  • sources
  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • memoirs

At times freely available online sites like Google Books, HathiTrust, and Project Gutenberg will have useful materials; the Internet Archive might also.



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