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American History: Get Started

Getting Started

Contained within this document are selected resources at the Monmouth University Library, useful for locating information on United States History.  For additional resources, search the Library catalog or call the reference desk at 732.571.3438.   

Beginning Research in US History

If you're just starting your research, and have no experience with writing and researching in history, try using the Credo Reference database.  See the search box on this page. Credo Reference is a  general reference resource. Its full-text content covers every major subject, including history.

Specialized encyclopedias devoted to American History are often an overlooked resource for the researcher who is in the earliest stages of a research project

Some encyclopedias are devoted to particular aspects or eras of United States History, for example:

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