Thursday, December 01, 2005

US History

Electronic Databases
Please use the links below to access electronic databases for this paper. If you're trying to access the History Study Center or the Annals of America from home, you must have the username and password, which is available from Ms. Barrett. Biography Resource Center and Expanded Academic ASAP will require your Public Library Barcode # from home.
History Study Center From home, please click here
Annals of America
Biography Resource Center
Expanded Academic ASAP

Link to our catalog to search for books. Be sure to search by as many keywords as you can think of to find the best books on your topic. Also, if you would just like to browse our shelves the Dewey Decimal classification number for History of the United States is 973.

Bibliography Help
Go to the Citation Machine for assistance in creating your citations and bibliography. Please be sure to ask your teacher if he or she wants you to use APA style or MLA style.

Web Sites
Remember, these websites below are general history sites. These are a great starting point, but once you've picked the person you're researching, you may want to search for sites on your own. Take a look at the advanced searching tips for ways on how to find great sites in Google.

IPL - Subject Guide for History of the United States
Provides a listing of great websites for American History. Each web site is annotated, giving a brief description of what the web site is about.

Librarians Internet Index
A searchable directory of web sites already evaluated by librarians for accuracy and content.

In the First Person - An Index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives
A free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world

The Making of America
A digital library in American social history from the antebellum era through reconstruction.

American Memory Timeline
Developed to help teachers and students use the vast amount of primary source material available through American Memory.

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