The following is a short list of books that are available at the USC Upstate library; books with the letters REF at the beginning of the call number are for use within the library and may not be checked out. The list is provided as a starting point, and is by no means exhaustive.
Make use of secondary and reference sources to help you find primary source materials. These include:
When researching history, the best approach is to start broadly by reading general overviews and background material on a particular subject or topic. The following database provides excellent source material on many subjects through encyclopedias and subject dictionaries. In the search box, type "historiographies" to return a list of reference materials; narrow your search by adding a second, general topical keyword such as "Renaissance" or "African American".
Search Locations and Services (links located at the bottom of the box)
Search catalog: Search Strategies
Finding Reference Books in the Search catalog