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Drawing by Alfred Bellard, c. 1860s, Gordon Parks 1942 photo of a Washington, DC charwoman & 1950s Coca-Cola ad
Citation & Writing Help
Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citation Styles & Tools guide.
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Starting Points: Books & eBooks
See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.
- By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: california dust bowl history
- By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "american exodus the dust".
- By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations. For example: "o'mara margaret"
Starting Points: Journal Articles
The following research databases will help you identify articles on American history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles.
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Scholarly journals & books in all disciplines
Starting Points - Primary Sources
This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with American history. Additional sources are listed under the various Primary Sources sections of this guide.