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U.S. History: Home

How To Use This Guide

On this guide you will find links to databases, books, and websites in addition to tutorials on searching our databases. Click on the tabs above 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 make an appointment to meet with Ms. Florio or 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.

Need help citing your sources? The Chicago Manual of Style can help!

History Department Research Guide

Follow these guidelines for all of your History Department research papers.

Why Study U.S. History?