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American History

Explore library resources related to U.S. 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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Research Starters

Use these databases as your starting place for finding background information on your topic. Background information includes basic facts about your topic and should help you answer the 4 Ws: Who? What? When? and Where?

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Biography Reference Source

Online Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases is the same as what you use to log in to myPittCC and Moodle. The username is your entire myPittCC email address ( 

Community logins are available to Pitt County residents with PCC library cards and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Scroll down and look for the "Community Login" section.