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U.S. History 1 and 1H
"You Were There" and "Issues & Controversies" 1600 to 1900 in American History

by J. Cooper | 11/12/13
Contents:


Print Resources:

Newspapers:

Online Resources:
History Database Subscriptions - General History, U.S. History, Power Searches

Government Collections

Keywords

Search for specific events, such as the "American Revolution" and "Constitutional Convention,"
or search for specific people involved in an event, like "Lewis and Clark,"
or search for locations, for example "Brook Farm" and "Texas" as KEYWORDS.  
Combine several KEYWORDS for more effective searches, such as "Irish Immigration."

Print Resources-
Books

Circulating collection
call numbers

BELS catalog
300 SOCIAL SCIENCES
301.451 African-American History
301.453 European Immigrant History
305.4     Women's History
325.2     Irish Immigration
390/391 Leisure and Fashion History

600 APPLIED SCIENCE
609      Invention and Technology History

700 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
704, 709 Art History
780         Music
790         Sports

900 HISTORY
909        Western Civilization - General
917.3     Geography and Travel -- North America
941.508  Irish History
973        United States
973.1 . . United States – French & Indian War and Pre-Colonial America
973.2 . . United States – Colonial American
973.3 . . United States – American Revolution
973.5 . . United States – War of 1812
973.7 . . United States – American Civil War
973.8 . . United States – American Reconstruction Period

Print Resources-
Reference Books

Reference call numbers

BELS catalog


R 300 SOCIAL SCIENCES
R 305.4 Encyclopedia of Women In American History.
Arranged by topic alphabetically within volumes arranged by time periods.

R 900 HISTORY
R 973.03 Dictionary of American History. Arranged by topic in volumes
alphabetically.
R 973.03 Encyclopedia of American History.
Arranged by topic alphabetically within volumes arranged by time periods.
R 973.2 Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political,
Cultural, and Economic History.
Arranged by topic alphabetically within volumes alphabetically.
R 973.6 Civil War America: 1850-1875. Arranged by topic sets.

Historical Newspapers
Online
Through BCCLS



3 databases which index newspapers (including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times back to 1985, and the New York Times back to 1851) and magazines on a wide range of topics including the arts, business, humanities, health, social sciences, and the sciences.  

*** Go to the BCCLS Database Webpage. You will need to input your public library card number to access the database.

Online Resources-
History eBook Collection

Username: _________________

Password: _________________
Virtual Reference Library - Gale Cengage Learning


Online Resources-
History Database Subscriptions

Username: _________________

Password: _________________

U.S. HISTORY:

1) American History - ABC-Clio


2) U.S. History in Context


3) Issues and Controversies in American History



4) Annals of America - Encyclopedia Britannica


GENERAL HISTORY:

5) Daily Life Through History


6) History Reference Center - EBSCO


POWER SEARCHES:

7) ABC-CLIO Social Studies Web

        American History - ABC-Clio

         World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society

         World History: Modern Era - ABC-Clio

8) Facts On File History Database Search

African-American History Online

American History Online

American Indian History Online

American Women's History Online



Internet Resources-
Government Collectons

Search tool for The Library of Congress databases, including American Memories Project.

The National Archives

Internet Resources-
Subject Directories


Pathfinder page:

Select "Searching Tools" from Navigation Bar. ~Click on "Pathfinders." ~Examples: American Revolution, Colonial America, and U.S. Civil War
OR

For information on Presidents Of The U.S.
OR

Click on "Subject Collections." ~Select "Humanitites." ~Click on "History," then "History by Region," next "North American History," then "United States History," and your can choose from subheadings such as: African-American History, American West, Historical Documents, Native American History, and many more.

Internet Resources-
Portals

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
Designed for teachers and students at the high school and college levels, History Matters is a gateway site to web-based materials about U.S. History. A search engine, as well as broad topical links, provide access to primary documents, images, audio files, and secondary articles that connect the user to people and places throughout U.S. History. (Review ALA) The site provides information on "reading" documentary photographs @

Voice of the Shuttle - History: US
- Maintained by the English Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Tools
BRAINSTORM:

Think Tank
Helps students develop topics and subtopics by focusing on questions to ask yourself.


CITE:

EasyBib
Password:_________________

Landmarks Son of Citation Machine


SEARCH:

iSeekEducation
Will return results from a few trusted sites and display the main and subtopics on which you can search.




 
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