The library has many reference resources (dictionaries,
encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.) that will help you find background
on topics in American History and related fields.
Selected resources are listed below. Look on the shelves near
these books; there may be similar books nearby with helpful information.
- Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies
Reference E 45.E53 1993
- Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
Reference E 169.1.E624 2001
- Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
Reference E 169.1.E626 2001
- American Decades Reference E169.12.A419 1994
(nine volumes, each covers one decade 1900-1989)
- Documents of American History Reference E173.C66
- Dictionary of American History Reference
- Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century
Reference E 740.7.E53 1996
Use library online catalogs
to find availability and location of books and other media by title,
author, subject, or general keyword (searches all categories simultaneously).
If we do not own a particular book you need, we will borrow it for
you from another library through Interlibrary
which are useful for finding articles on American history include
History and Life, Academic
Search Premier, JSTOR,
Sciences Abstracts. Each of these databases can be accessed
from the Stewart Library's list
of databases in the Social Sciences. Most article databases
may also be accessed from off-campus by following the instructions
listed for each database.
databases to find newspaper articles by subject or keyword.
Book Review Digest
- Reviews of fiction and nonfiction in magazines and journals.
Search by author and publication date to find review excerpts and
references to reviews in other publications.
Other sources of book
reviews include the databases America
: History and Life (1964 to current, no full text), Academic
Search Premier (some full text from 1990 to current), and
Academic Universe (full text of New York Times Book Review
from 1980 to current as well as other sources).
Click here for a great list of web sites
on American History compiled by Dr. Kathy Payne, Stewart Library's
Reference and Information Services Librarian.
As you do you research, keep the following tips in mind: