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The American West in the 20th Century: Selected Online/Print Reference Books

Library Catalog Subject Headings

Searching the catalog using subject headings will provide a list of books in that specific subject area.  Use  the Advanced Search function in Encore (the Library catalog) to search words as subjects. 

Also click on the links in the Subject section of the individual book record. 


Selected Key Word Terms

Add keyword (some examples below) below to keywords West or Southwest or state or city when searching the catalog or databases:

military                           economy

industrialization             colonialism

immigration                   history

envoronment                 water

discrimination                education

racism                           agriculture

Health                            Railroads

development                  immigrtation

 REMEMBER:  Check the Subject area of a record to see if there are related terms that you can use to link to additional items.

Special Collections

Located on the 6th floor of the Library.

Vaste amount of primary source information on El Paso and surrounding area as well as the larger Southwest.

Don't forget to check opening hours.

Selected Reference E-Books

                    Click on book title to access the book

Selected Print Reference Books

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