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American History: Home

Excellent Resource for HIST 201 and 202


Welcome to the American History guide!

Here you can find tips and resources to guide you through your research. Browse the tabs above to discover more information.

In This Guide

This guide will help you begin your research using the library's collections and beyond.

Use the tabs to navigate through the following pages of the guide:


  • Getting Started - tips on how to start your information search
  • History News - find the latest news on history topics from 3 top history news sources
  • Browsing Library Resources - types of resources and tips for searching
  • Reference for Background Information - get background information on your topic, identify key authors and works, and more by using bibliographies, subject encyclopedias and biographical sources
  • Books in the Catalog - view a selection of the books in the library
  • Finding Articles - information on citation formats, citation management tools and more
  • Credible Websites - quality web resources in the field of art
  • Media for Visual Information - how to find media using ICC's resources
  • American Indian History - books, e-books, and websites for finding information about the history of American Indians post colonization
  • African American History - books, e-books, and websites for information about the history of African Americans
  • Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism - use these resources to properly credit your sources
  • Getting More Help - Having trouble finding something? Ask for help!