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American History

Reference 


On the shelf
American National Biography (Ref CT213 .A68) 24 vol.
Annals of America (E173 .A793)
Encyclopedia of American Historical Documents (Ref E176 .D5635)
African-American Culture & History (Ref E185 .E54)
Encyclopedia of American Political History (E183 .E5)
Encyclopedia of the Confederacy (E487 .E55)
Encyclopedia of the United States in the 19th Century (Ref E169.1 E626)
Encyclopedia of the United States in the 20th Century (Ref E740.7 E53)
Online
HarpWeek- 1857-1912 Great source of American history for this period from the pages of Harper's Weekly.
Credo Reference - Great reference sources for history and geography.
Citation Machine
Help formatting your citations - the Education Dept. prefers MLA style
Journal Article Indexes ...  
Academic Search Complete
This is a general coverage index but includes many history journals. Many articles are available in full-text, but for those that are not, interlibrary loan can be requested.
ArticleFirst
Article citations from about 15,000 journals. Little full-text.
Military and Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a collection of about 300 periodicals and academic journals.
...more indexes
Journals
Alphabetical list of current journals at Colman Library. Current issues are on the main floor; issues older than 6 months will be found on the lower floor.
 
Books
If you're browsing the shelves, most books in American History have call numbers beginning with E or F. The basic subject heading to use is "united states history."
NIC
Books at Colman Library
WorldCat
Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan
Internet Resources
LII list of Web sites for American History



Primary source materials online
Using Primary Sources on the Web
Includes a definition of primary sources in history, and provides links to primary source material
Archiving Early America
Primary source material from 18th America
Digital Past
Rockford history - scanned historical materials from the City of Rockford's past, including a section on Rockford University
  Making of America
1850 - 1877: Books and journals from this period - searchable

Documenting the American South - Text and images from original source documents. Includes slave narratives and the southern homefront during the Civil War

American Memory Project - "Written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps and sheet music that document the American experience" - from the Library of Congress
Digital Collections at Univ of Virginia
University of Virginia - links to electronic texts and images from all periods on all topics
Working Women, 1870 - 1930
" Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues" - from Harvard University. Books, brochures, pamphlets, diaries, others
U.S. National Archives Exhibit Hall
Photos and texts of historic U.S. documents, including the Constitution, etc.
New York Public Library Digital Gallery Photos
From New York City's history - about 275,000 pictures
Immigration / emmigration 1789-1930
Digitized source materials from the Harvard Open Collections program
Community Search
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