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Remote Database Access
Please click HERE to access the usernames and passwords for our databases.
**NOTE: You must be signed in to your SSA email and password to access the Google Document.
eBooks and Databases
Great collection of primary sources on this period in history!
Use the eBooks and eBooks Academic collection to locate books on the topic. You can also search some of the other databases to find journal articles- read the descriptions of the databases available and select one that best meets your purpose.
Issues and Controversies in History
There are a variety of resources in this topic, and they are divided into different collections based on an important issue. In the menu in the right, you can select a particular era of American History.
American History Online
Great resource for reference materials and primary sources.
American History, 1493-1945
Database of over 60,000 primary source documents, maps, guides, essays, and lectures on American History.
Excellent resource providing articles, images, etc. on a wide range of topics.
Gale U.S. History in Context
Provides numerous types of resources, from periodicals, academic journals, reference materials, etc. on U.S. history.
Access to numerous academic journals, perfect for in-depth information on a topic.
Evaluating Information from the Free Web
**Remember- You must always evaluate information on the free web. Look for the following:
CURRENCY- is the information recent and/or updated? Does that matter for your search?
RELEVANCE- does the information relate to your research question?
AUTHORITY- who is the author? What else have they written on the topic? Why should you listen to them?
ACCURACY- do they cite their sources? What types of sources are they referencing? Click on some of these sources to review them!
PURPOSE- who is the intended audience for this information? What is the perspective of the author/source? What other sources have reported on this topic, and does that matter for your research purposes?