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United States History Research Guide

Primary and secondary sources for the study of US History.

Class Resources

Find Reference Sources

To find companions, handbooks, or bibliographies you can search library search or your topic and (handbook OR encyclopedia).

You can also try searching the portals to these resources below.

Oxford Bibliographies, annotated bibliographies that provide a gateway to research in particular subfields.

Cambridge Companions, guides to various topics.

Routledge Handbooks, book-length companions to various topics.

Oxford Handbooks, reviews of scholarly literature.

Annual Reviews Online, reviews of scholarly literature in the sciences and social sciences. 

Research Guides

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Newspapers - 

Note: Other libraries provide guidance for researching non-US family lineages. To find these search [Country Name] AND (“Family history” OR Genealogy) AND Libguide 

Here are some examples: