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HIST 431: Topics in U.S. History: Labour and Capital in U.S. History

Research guide for HIST 431 (Winter 2024)

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Laws & Statistics

See more resources for US Law on the Foreign Law Guide -- US.

Newspapers, Magazines, and Periodicals

To search for individual newspaper titles (e.g., the New York Times), search the Library Catalogue and use the format filter on the lefthand side to filter to "Newspapers."

Thematic Collections

Printed Primary Sources

Frequently, scholars bring together primary sources into accessible, printed formats often called "sourcebooks". In a library catalogue, the trick to finding these types of sources are to search in Subject Headings for the word "sources" (the catalogue's word for "primary sources"). To find printed primary sources, try searching the Library Catalogue for the following Subject Headings:

  • su: Labor movement United States History sources
  • su: Labor union members United States history sources


History as a discipline uses the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations, and usually the Notes-Bibliography form. This requires creating properly formatted footnotes footnotes and a Bibliography for your assignments. Resources to understand the Chicago style of citations are included below.


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McGill University Collections Centre

Books are on the move from McLennan Redpath in Winter 2024!


Check on the progress of the move of the McLennan-Redpath Libraries' circulating collection at the Collections Centre website.

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