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U.S. History

How To Use This Guide

On this guide you will find links to databases, books, and additional resources available to you as a Kent student. You will also find high-quality, curated resources available on the open Web. Click on the tabs on the left to search for information on your topic, from primary to secondary to tertiary sources. If you have questions at any point in the research process, you can ask any library or ARC staff member for help.

Getting Started

Step 1: Use tertiary sources, or reference sources, to gather background information.

Step 2: Search for secondary sources - books, ebooks, and scholarly sources. 

Step 3: Look for primary sources.

Why Study U.S. History?