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U.S. History 1
American History Research Paper

by J. Cooper | 12/6/2012
Contents:


REFERENCE
         Print Resources:

Online Resources:
History Database Subscriptions - U.S. History, Daily Life, General Topics

NON-FICTION
         Print Resources:
       Books

Keywords
Developing a set of good keywords to describe your topic will help you find articles and books more efficiently.

Search for specific events, such as the "American Revolution" and "Constitutional Convention,"

or search for specific people involved in an event, like "Meriwether Lewis,"

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-
Reference Books

Reference call numbers



AMERICAN HISTORY - ALL TIME PERIODS
R 973 M  Great Events from History - American Series. Use Volumes 1 & 2.  Arranged by time, or chronologically.  Each article provides a list of people involved and a 1 to 2 page summary of the event.
R 973.03 D  Dictionary of American History. Use Volumes 1 - 7, + an Index.  Arranged by topic alphabetically from A in Volume 1 to Z in Volume 7.  Each article briefly defines the person or event.
R 973.03 AME  Encyclopedia of American History. Use Volumes 1 - 6, + an Index.  Arranged first by time, or chronologically, in volumes.  Each volume is arranged alphabetically A to Z.

AMERICAN HISTORY - SPECIFIC TIME PERIODS
R 973.2  Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History.  Arranged first by time, or chronologically, in volumes.  Each volume is arranged alphabetically A to Z.
R 973.3 B  Encyclopedia of the American Revolution.  Arranged alphabetically by topic.
R 973.6 SEL  Civil War America: 1850-1875. Arranged by categories.

Print Resources-
Reference Books - Primary Sources

Reference call numbers
AMERICAN HISTORY - ALL TIME PERIODS
R 973 A Annals of America. Use Volumes 1 - 7.  Arranged by time, or chronologically.  

AMERICAN HISTORY - SPECIFIC TIME PERIODS
R 973.2  KIR The American Revolution: An Eyewitness History.  Arranged in chapters by general topics organized by time, or chronologically.  
R 973.3 KIR  The Civil War: An Eyewitness History.  Arranged in chapters by general topics organized by time, or chronologically.  

Online Resources-
Reference eBooks


Username: _________________

Password: _________________
ALL SUBJECTS - ALL TIME PERIODS
         Virtual Reference Library
A collection of reference eBooks.  Search for your topic in the large search box.  Limit results by using keywords in the navigation bar search box.

AMERICAN HISTORY - ALL TIME PERIODS
          Annals of America*

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

900 HISTORY
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

Online Resources-
History Database Subscriptions

Username: _________________

Password: _________________
U.S. HISTORY

1) American History - ABC-Clio
This is a database by ABC-Clio.  It covers American History from exploration of the New World to the present.  The editors write encyclopedia-type articles, provide links to related topics, and links to primary source documents (like speeches and maps) in the right sidebar.  

2) Facts On File online database portal

African-American History Online
American History Online
American Indian History Online
American Women's History Online

3) U.S. History in Context
This database provides "packages" of articles from magazines, reference books, copies of primary sources, videos, maps, and more. You can browse through the topics listed or type your keyword into the search box.


EVERYDAY LIFE IN HISTORY:

4) Daily Life - ABC-Clio
This database provides articles and collections of primary source materials, like photographs, that explain what daily life was like.  Go to "Eras" and look for:

  • Exploring New Lives, the 17th and 18th Centuries, OR
  • Revolutionary and Industrial Lives, the 19th Century
Then look for your time period and country.  You can find articles on home life, work, education, what people did during their free time, etc..


GENERAL RESEARCH ON ALL TOPICS:

5) Encyclopedia Britannica - High School  
General encyclopedias provide overviews on all topics.

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