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History 1210 and 1220: American History to 1865 and from 1865 to present

An introduction to research on a historical person and his or her times and context.


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.

American Presidents

REF E 176.1.A6563

Dictionary of American History

REF E 174. D52

Oxford Reference Titles

Finding Scholarly Journals

Use the links below to search one or more of these helpful databases.

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