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American History

What's in this Research Guide?

This guide provides resources and information to assist with American History research. 

Guide Contents

  • Getting Started            Find background information on your topic using encyclopedias and other reference sources
  • Find Books                    Learn how to navigate the STL catalog to find print and ebooks 
  • Find Articles                  Search selected databases to find articles
  • Find Primary Sources   Search strategies and resources for finding primary sources
  • Find Archives                Links to archives and special collections
  • Find Media                    Links to film databases
  • Find Newspapers          Links to newspaper databases
  • Citation                          Get help formatting your citations 
  • Ask a Librarian              Contact a librarian by email, phone, text or twitter, or set up an in-person reference consultation