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American History

What is in this guide?

This guide includes library resources with information about various topics related to U.S. History. Pay close attention to the search tips and examples provided on each page. They will help make your research more successful. If you are having trouble, ask a librarian for help.

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Explore Topics

Gale in Context U.S. History

Once on the Browse Topics page, you can scroll through the list of topics, or use the drop-down menu to see topics by category.

Click the topic links to run a search for resources related to that topic.

Gale in Context: Browse Topics

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!