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BOOKS ARE A GREAT CHOICE WHEN YOU NEED:
- A broad overview of a topic or event
- Background or historical information
Free eBooks Online
Most free online books are older materials no longer covered by copyright. Here are several sources for free eBooks:
The Online Books Page:
Links to more than 2 million free books available online hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free, high quality ebooks in a variety of formats to download or read online.
DATABASES: To find current or very specific information on a topic, try the library's databases.
Useful History Journals
The following journals are available through the ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER database.
American Historical Review
Presents articles, review articles, substantial numbers of book reviews and lists of recently published books in all areas of American history.
Journal of American History
Features a variety of pieces that deal with every aspect of American history, including state-of-the-field essays, broadly inclusive book reviews, and reviews of films, museum exhibitions, and Web sites.
Credo Reference: HISTORY
Start your historical research with timelines, regional and global histories, and introductions to key historical events.
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