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United States History Research Guide


Welcome to United States History Research Basics, an online guide to conducting research on the American past. This guide is organized into various tabs, or pages, that highlight different categories of library materials. Click on each tab to identify information and link to useful sources.

If you are looking for articles related to US History and great place to start is:

Reference Works

Reference works:


  • Provide an overview of your topic
  • Are often written by scholars or experts in the field
  • Provide key people, places, events, and terms that you can use to refine your searches
  • Often offer suggestions for further reading

To find reference materials for your research topic ... 

... try a search in discoverE combining keywords for your topic.

For example: african americans history bibliography

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