The Great Depression and New Deal - CCHS

Catalog:  (CCHS Library>Catalog)

  • Print books – reference and non-fiction
  • eBooks - To see eBooks only, click on:   "Search only Electronic Books".  Note: not all eBooks are listed in the catalog.  If they are in the catalog, their call number will have "online" before the number. 

  • Reference Collection:  Consult specialized encyclopedias for your topic. 


  • Ref 973.9 Ame            America in the 20th Century
  • Ref 973.916 Enc          Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
  • Ref 973.92 Ame          American Decades

Brainstorm possible keywords and search the catalog. Browse the shelves in the non-fiction (stacks) area.

A search for 'new deal' leads to books about Franklin D. Roosevelt, the depression and the New Deal, the American labor movement, and many others

eBooks    (CCHS Library>Databases & eBooks>eBooks Collections)

  • ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
  • Infobase
  • Salem History
  • Sharpe//Online Reference
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

Databases (CCHS Library>Databases & eBooks>Complete Database A-Z List)

  • American Government  (ABC-CLIO)
  • American History (ABC-CLIO)
  • Student Resources in Context (Gale)
  • U.S. History in Context (Gale)

Pictures, Charts, Documents:

Databases have good pictures - with citations!

Library of Congress
- Click on 'Pictures & Photographs'

- or
click on 'American Memory' for documents, letters, ads,etc.,

National Archives telegraphs, letters

President Roosevelt's 1933 Inaugural Address - See link below

 "New Deal" WPA art
from the Library of Congress

To find a chart: Type site:gov and your topic to get to government agencies.    To cite a graph or chart, click on 'all 59 options' in EasyBib and select 'Map/Chart'.  Select 'Chart' and complete the information.
Social Security Administration