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1818 High School Student Resources

Selected resources for 1818 high school research for English and History classes.

Search the SLU Library Catalog

Step 1: Set Library to be searched to Pius Library.

Step 2: If your are looking for books on a specific topic, begin with a keyword search such as The Raven and Criticism,  Transcontinental Railroad, Brave New World and science, or "A Handmaid's Tale".

Step 3: Once you locate some books on your topic, look at the Subject Headings listed for a particular book such as

Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th Century.
Hawaii -- Annexation to the United States.
Science Fiction -- History and criticism.
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- Handmaid's tale.
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939 -- Criticism and interpretation.

Step 4: Use these Subject Headings to find more books on your topic.

Use the boxes below to search for books using the library catalog or click this link: Library Catalog.

Or do an Advanced Keyword Search in the library catalog.

Locating Your Book in the Library

Tips for Locating a Call Number on Shelf

Read the call number line by line

Read first line in alphabetical order

A, B, BF, BS, C, D, E, F, G, GN, ...L, LA, LB, LC, ... M, ML, MT, N, P, PA, PN, Q, QA, QB, QC, QD, ..., Z

Read the second line as a whole number

1, 2, 3, 10, 55, 100, 142, 184, 201, 2000, 2450, 3000, ... 9999

Read the letter on the third (and possibly fourth) line first, then read the number as a decimal

.A1 = A, then .1

.M45 = M, then .45

Finally, read the year the book was published

1984, 1992, 1997, 2001, 2008,...