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Some reference titles for research in history:

Other titles may be found in the 900's section.

These databases will be the best bets for starting your research in history. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!

The best place to find books about history is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves in the 900-999 ranges on the upper level (for all subjects in history) or in the 300-399 ranges on the lower level (for related subjects in the social sciences). If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:


American Memory - American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history.

Federal Research Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) - FRASER is a digital library of U.S. economic, financial, and banking history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System.

HathiTrust - HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL) - Famous speeches made by influential leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 - A web-based collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression.

Library of Congress Digital Collections - Digital collections from the LoC covering a range of subjects.

World Digital Library - The WDL makes significant primary materials from all countries and cultures available free of charge and in multilingual format. Established by the Library of Congress with the support of the United National Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).

Online Learning

Khan Academy - World History and US History - Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of YouTube videos.

Talk to your professor or look in your syllabus to determine which citation style you should use.

History articles often may use a variety of APA, MLA, or Chicago styles. You can find more information on these styles in the Schewe Library citation guide.


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