Here are some books that may assist you as you begin your research. These are located in the Reference Collection on the first floor of the library, and can't be checked out of the library.
The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature by Mary B. Norton (Editor); Pamela Gerardi (Editor)
Call Number: Reference Z6201 .A55
Publication Date: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
This set is an essential reference tool for historians. Covering all areas and time periods of historical research, each entry has a brief annotation. The editors have attempted to identify the "...finest and most useful books and articles available in every field of historical scholarship." The editors add that the "Guide" provides "...a critical overview of the best contemporary historical scholarship."
Historic U. S. Court Cases
Call Number: Reference KF385.A4 J64 2001
Publication Date: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court
Call Number: Reference KF4550 .F54 2008
Publication Date: Washington, DC : CQ Press, c2008.
Jay and Ellsworth, the First Courts: justices, rulings, and legacy
Call Number: Reference KF8742 .H368 2008
Publication Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008.
The Taft Court: justices, rulings, and legacy
Call Number: Reference KF8742 .R483 2003
Publication Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2003.
Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History by Mary Kupiec (Editor); Peter W. Williams (Editor); Mary K. Cayton (Editor)
Call Number: Reference E169.1 .E624 2001
Publication Date: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2001.
This three volume set covers historical periods such as the Colonial Era and the Vietnam war, cultural groups such as the Native Americans and the Working Class, Geographical and Cultural regions such as The Middle West and Chicago, politics, art.