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American History

Explore library resources related to U.S. history.

Examples, Tips, & Search Engines

Search Examples

  • To find U.S. government (state and federal) websites:  
    • “World War I” chemical warfare
  • To find higher education websites (archives, colleges, and universities): 
    • James A. Garfield assassination Guiteau
  • To find organization based websites minus Wikipedia pages:  
    • archives "Korean war" video -wikipedia

Helpful Tips

  • DO NOT PAY for articles that you find on the Internet. The Library can usually get them for FREE. Just ask!
  • Look for primary resources from government, library, museum, or other trusted sources.
  • If you are not sure if a primary source found on the Internet is authentic, ask a teacher or librarian BEFORE writing the paper.

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