Research Guides


Library Quick-Guide: History (Matt deSpain's classes)

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Library Quick-Guide: History (Aaron Bachhofer’s classes)

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Quick-Guide for Online Databases and Websites for American History

Library Catalog -- Select "Advanced Search" Search terms: opposing viewpoints and your subject.  Or just search your subject.  Be sure to narrow the Format to "Books."

Call Numbers in the LRC Collection for History:

E 151-857: History of the United States

F 1 - 957: Local History

Americas Historical Newspapers 1690 - 2000 - News articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature, discoveries, inventions and more.

  • Search your own subject or browse
  • View articles of entire page (entire page will show advertisements)
  • Try Boston, Philadelphia, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, etc.

EBSCOhost - Multiple databases available, including:

  •     Academic Search Complete--multi-disciplinary
  •     Bibliography of Native North Americans --some full text articles, mainly an index.
  •     Don't forget the "page options" feature (or click on the magnifying glass) to see the article summary.
  •     Citation link is found on the right side of the page once you have clicked on an article.

National Geographic: Find articles by searching names of battles, towns, pre-Civil war figures.

Oklahoman: Archives of the Oklahoman newspaper.  (1901 to current)

ProQuest:  ProQuest Historical Newspapers:  New York Times (1851 - 2010)

Genealogy Research:

  • - free 2 week trial available (but read the fine print) (also available in Metropolitan and Pioneer Library systems but only in the library.
    • Watch 1 minute video:  
    • To get 2 week free trial, you have to add credit card info, then after 14 days, they begin to charge about $20 unless you cancel your membership.
  • FamilySearch - genealogy Web site hosted by the Mormon Church
  • Cyndi's List -
    • a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

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