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Encyclopedias give a broad overview on a topic and are a good starting point for research. Clark State has several reference books that deal with history.
REF E 176.1.A6563
Dictionary of American History
REF E 174. D52
Oxford Reference Titles
This Web site will get you to the Oxford Reference site, where you can search for articles in many reputable books that Oxford University Press has published. If an article has a locked symbol in front of it, you cannot read it. Many articles do not.
Finding Scholarly Journals
Use the links below to search one or more of these helpful databases.
Digital History Timelines
The Web site gives specific eras, but also allows you to select specific years.
Also, for a broader social context, consider the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's timelines, which include thematic essays.
You can search this database by date, person or topic.
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