SEARCH - Click on thumbnail to the left or to go to our Destiny Online Catalog. Look up your topic.
SEARCH TERMS: Some suggestions include: 1920s; nineteen twenties; the twenties. There are different ways to write it.
(Subject): nineteen twenties
(Subject): the twenties.
Another option: Power Search using the operator AND, which is saying you want only results that include both of those search terms, for example:
This will bring you items on music in the 1920s. You may want to try it a second time using a different term for the nineteen twenties.
Remember - the asterisk * after a term means you accept results from that term, with any ending.
1. General Encyclopedias – these are good for background information. Look in our Special Reference Section. Use the set index.
2. Look in the REFERENCE 920s. These are biographical resources. Browse for appropriate resources for your topic. There are some single volume reference biography books, or try looking at our collective biography sets, as follows:
REF 920 DIC Dictionary of World Biography
REF 920 ENC Encyclopedia of World Biography
REF 920 MAT Complete American Presidents Sourcebook
REF 920 MCG (McGill's) Encyclopedia of World Biography
REF 920.0092 CON Contemporary Black Biography
REF 920.02 UXL UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography
REF 920.03 CUR Current Biography Yearbooks (Use cumulative index volume)
REF 920.073 MAG Great Lives from History
REF 920.073 SCR The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives
REF 923.73 DIC Dictionary of American Biography
3. HISTORICAL SOURCES:
A. You may browse through the following sections of the library:
REFERENCE AND NON-FICTION in the 973s. These are books on American History.
B. For selected titles: we especially recommend the REFERENCE Books/sets below:
C. SPECIALTY ITEMS