Find U. S. History Articles
Journal articles can provide current information, various points of view on your topic, and information that is not covered in books. Search article databases like the ones recommended below when you need to find journal, magazine, or newspaper articles written about U. S. history and related topics.
If you need an article from a journal we do not own or have full-text access to, you can request the article from Interlibrary Loan.
Find U. S. History Books
When looking for U. S. history books or videos/DVDs on any topic, try these methods:
When searching library catalogs, you might begin with a subject search.
Examples of subject search terms:
United States — History
Dakota Indians — Wars, 1876
Civil Rights Movements
If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search. Keyword searching lets you search for words in the title, publisher, and subject heading fields. There are many ways to search library catalogs, so if you need assistance, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.
For some people, browsing the U. S. history section of the Library’s book stacks can be helpful. To do this use a call # range:
|Call # Range||Subject|
|970s, 3rd Floor||History of North America|
|973s, 3rd Floor||United States|
|974s, 3rd Floor||Northeastern United States|
|975s, 3rd Floor||Southeastern United States|
|976s, 3rd Floor||South central United States|
|977s, 3rd Floor||North central United States|
|978s, 3rd Floor||Western United States|
|979s, 3rd Floor||Great Basin & Pacific Slope region|
Find U. S. Historical Societies & Museums
Find U. S. History Maps
Find Primary Sources U. S. History
Primary sources are records of events as they are first described, without any interpretation or commentary. Examples are diaries, court records, letters, and interviews.
Find U. S. History Images
Find U.S. Historical Statistics
Find U. S. History Reference
Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks offer background information, define terminology and can lead to other resources. The Library has both print and electronic U. S. history reference resources which include:
Find Biographical Information
When looking for biographical information on any historical figure, try these three methods:
Find U. S. History Web Sites
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Author of This Guide
Susan M. Falgner, M. L. S.,
Head of Public Services