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U.S. History

This guide contains library and internet resources and research techniques for students researching U.S. history.

Reference Sources

undefinedThere are many types of reference sources, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, atlases, and chronologies. These sources provide background information on a topic and can quickly prepare you for more in-depth research. They can also lead you to other sources if you read closely and make note of works cited that you might be interested in.

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Biographical Information