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LEH 354 The Family Jewels: Exploring Your History: Books

This guide will suggest primary and secondary sources helpful in researching family stories.


Sample Immigration Subject Headings

         Sample Subect Headings:

Immigrants--New York (State)--New York

Immigrants--Social networks--United States

Irish American--Biography

Mexican Americans

West Indian Americans

Queens (New York, N.Y)--Social life and customs

Corona (New York, N.Y.)--Social life and customs

        Sample Keywords

   *Combine New York City with terms like---

Neighborhoods, Networks, Memoir, Interview, Biography, Urban

Search under specific groups, e.g.

Dominicans and New York City

Immigration and Italians

Reference Books

Stacks Directory

Call Number Location
A, B, C, D 2nd Floor (South)
E, F 2nd Floor (North)
G, GV, H, J  3rd Floor (North)
K 3rd Floor (South - East)
3rd Floor (South) (Education)
ML1 – MT1375 2nd Floor (North)
N 2nd Floor (North)
3rd Floor (North)
Q, R, S, T, U, V 3rd Floor (South)
3rd Floor (South - East)
Atlases  (G - QA) Technical Services
2nd Floor 
(ask at Circulation Desk)
Education & Juvenile
Books & Periodicals
3rd Floor (South-West)
Govt. Docs. Periodicals Room 
Concourse Level (North)
(ask at Circulation Desk)
Leisure Reading Reference
Concourse Level (South)
Microfilm Periodicals 
Concourse Level (North)
Music Scores (M1-M2198),
Audio CDs
Technical Services
2nd Floor 
(ask at Circulation Desk)
(Except Education)
Concourse Level (North & South)
Ready Reference Reference
Concourse Level (South)
Reference Books
(Except Education & M's)
Concourse Level (South)
Reserve Books Reserve
Concourse Level (South)
Special Collections Room 230
2nd Floor (North)
Video (DVD & VHS) Reserve
Concourse Level (South)