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History: Starting Points

Designed to help students research US and World History.

Reference Books

History Reference Books

Reference books can provide an overview of a topic, and we have a wide range of history reference books. See the "All About Books" tab for call numbers to help you browse the shelves and find books.

What Is Historical Thinking?

Primary Sources

Primary sources are often used in historical research. Examples of primary sources include:

Diaries, Memoirs, and Autobiographies

Interviews and Oral history transcripts or tapes

Newspaper/Magazine Articles (written at the time studied)
Government Information

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