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American History Research Guide

This guide is designed to help you navigate resources related to American History and how to find them.

Search for Books using CentralSearch


Type in keywords to find books related to your topic. Use quotation marks to search a phrase (ex: "Civil War"). Books may be available in print or online format.

You can also search for primary sources in our catalog. For example, if you want to find a diary of a historical figure or from a certain time period, you could try "diary" and "Civil War."  


Evaluating Books for Historical Research

This flow chart is to help you evaluate the scholarly quality of books you find for your research. Since books are not always peer-reviewed like scholarly journal articles, there are certain questions you can ask yourself when trying to decide if a book is credible for your research.undefined

Finding Books in CentralSearch

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