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Research guide for students taking American History: Since 1877

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Welcome to this research guide in American History. I am Robyn Reid, the librarian for history topics. In this research guide, you will find recommendations on where to look for resources in American History. 

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Librarian for: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Communication Studies, Education, Geography, History, Military Science, Political Science

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An electronic journal collection consisting of the full text of back issues of journals in many different subject areas. It is especially strong in Arts and Sciences.Coverage dates: Varies.


America: History and Life

America: History and Life with Full Text covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Limited to 6 users at once.

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Project Muse

Peer-reviewed journal articles for a variety of topics.

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American History 1493-1945

Contains primary source documents from the earliest settlers to the mid-twentieth century. Coverage dates: 1493-1945.

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This digital collection includes books and primary source documents from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, and libraries around the world.

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Slavery, Abolition, & Social Justice

Primary and secondary sources on slavery, abolition, and social justice.

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Search Tips

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Using "AND"

Use the word AND to connect words together. Instead of searching for: History of World War II, type:

"World War II" AND history

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Using "OR"

Use "OR" to broaden your search by looking for two related terms. For example:

"Great Britain" OR England