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American History

Need to find information about a famous person or event in American history? Looking for a list of notable achievements of discoveries? These and many other questions can be answered with the aid of the resources listed below. If you have additional questions, ask the librarians. They are ready to assist you in finding the information you need.

General Background InformationAfrican-American Almanac, Ref 973 A258af
Almanac of American History, Ref 973.0202 A445s
American Chronicle: Six Decades in American Life, 1920-1980, Ref 973.9 G663ac
American Labor History and Comparative Labor Movements, Ref 331.016 M119a
Annals of America, Ref 973.08 A613
Asian American Encyclopedia, Ref 973.0495 A832w
Atlas of American History, Ref 911.73 A21
Atlas of American Indian Affairs, Ref 912.7 P971aa
Atlas of Early American History: 1760-1790, Ref 911.73 A881c
Bibliographical Guide: Indian-White Relations, Ref 323.1016 P971b
Bicentennial Almanac: 200 Years of America 1776-1996, Ref 973 B583
Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, Ref 973.303 B632gr
Declaration of Independence, Ref 973.313 B78d
Dictionary of American History, Ref 973.003 P986dy
Dictionary of Diplomatic History, Ref 327.73 F494dd
Dictionary of the Vietnam War, Ref 959.7043 D554o
Documents of American History, Ref 973 C73d9
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, Ref 973 E56sz
Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates, Ref 973.202 C31e9
Encyclopedia of American History, Ref 973.0321 E56ah6
Encyclopedia of American Social History, Ref 301.0973 E56go
Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America, Ref 973.303 E52fa
Encyclopedia of Southern History, Ref 975.003 E56ro
Encyclopedia of the American West, Ref 978 E56ph
Encyclopedia of the Confederacy, Ref 973.7 E56con
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century, Ref 973.003 E56kut
Famous First Facts, Ref 031.02 K16r5
Great Documents in American Indian History, Ref 970.1 M826g
Handbook of American Women’s History, Ref 305.40973 H236zo
Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States, Ref 973.0468 H236ka
Handbook of the American Frontier, Ref 973.0321 H435hf
Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, Ref 973.04 H339t
Historical Atlas of Oklahoma, Ref 911.766 M876ho3
Historical Atlas of the American West, Ref 911.78 B393hw
Historical Atlas of the Congresses, 1861-1865, Ref 973.7 M386hac
Historical Dictionary of Reconstruction, Ref 973.803 T786hr
Historical Dictionary of the New Deal, Ref 973.91703 H673on
History and Biblio of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, Ref 016.071 B85h
History of Oklahoma at the Golden Anniversary of Statehood, Ref 976 .6 L78h
Issues and Controversies on File, Ref 973.05 I86ff
Literary History of the United States, Ref 810.9 L77s4
New American World to 1612, Ref 970.01 N532q
Recent Social Trends in the United States: 1960-1990, Ref 973.92 R295cw
State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols, Ref 973 S539sn
Treasury of Great American Quotations, Ref 818.082 H959t
War of 1812 Eyewitness Accounts, Ref 973.52016 F852we
Webster’s Guide to American History, Ref 973 W384Winding Road to Freedom: Negro Experiences, Ref 973.09 C13w
Writings in Indian History, 1985-1990, Ref 973.0497 M648w Also check the On-line Library Catalog for listings of video recordings.
 Biographical Information
Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia, Ref 973.7092 N379a
American Men and Women of Science, Ref 925 A51
American National Biography, Ref 920.073 A512gty
American Reformers, Ref 973.0992 A512ww
Biographical Dictionary of the Confederacy, Ref 973.713 W149b
Black Women in America, Ref 920.72 B627hi
Book of Our Founding Fathers, Ref 911.0992 W753bf
Colonial Spirit of ’76, Ref 973.3 W618c
Dictionary of American Biography, Ref 920.73 D55a
Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, Ref 920.078 T529eb
Facts About the Presidents, Ref 973.0992 K16f5
Notable American Women, Ref 920.72 N899
Notable Black American Women, Ref 920.72 N899sm
Notable Hispanic American Women, Ref 920.72089 N899te
Notable Native Americans, Ref 920 N899mak
Oklahoma Biographical Dictionary, Ref 920.0766 O41smt
Reference Library of Black America, Ref 973.0496 R332es
Reference Library of Hispanic America, Ref 973.0468 R332kaWebster’s American Biographies, Ref 920.073 V246w

Locating the American History Collection
Books are arranged on the shelf in broad subject categories. Some of the major categories for American history include:
900 Geography and History

911 Geography and Travel
920 Biography, Genealogy, Insignia
970 General History of North America
990 General History of Other Areas
Government Docu ments
SI Smithsonian Institute
Materials on American history
1st floor, north Reference
1st floor, west Periodicals
1st floor annex Government Documents2nd floor General Books
3rd floor General Books
Sources of Journal Articles PRINT RESOURCES
America: History and Life
Humanities Index
Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
Academic Search Elite (EbscoHost)
Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
Article1st (FirstSearch)
Biography Resource Center
NewsFile Collection (NewsBank)
Newspaper Source (EbscoHost)
WorldCat (FirstSearch) Print and microform indexes and journals are located on the 1st floor, west.
For a complete list of journals and other periodicals owned by the library, look at the Periodical Directory.

Online databases and indexes
EBSCOHost: Full text periodical database
NetLibrary: Full text e-book database
NewsBank: Full text newspaper databaseFirst Search: Periodical and information indexes

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOSAIC: A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE STUDY OF BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
AFRO-AMERICA’S BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM
http://www.afroammuseum.org
AMDOCS: DOCUMENTS FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN HISTORY
http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/
AMERICAN AND BRITISH HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE INTERNEThttp://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/
research_guides/history/history.shtml
AMERICAN HISTORY
http://americanhistory.about.com/mbody.htm

AMERICAN LOCAL HISTORY NETWORK
http://www.alhn.org
AMERICAN WOMEN’S HISTORY: A RESEARCH GUIDE
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html

CENTER FOR AMERICAN HISTORY
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/index.html

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCEhttp://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/
charters/declaration.html
DUKE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ONLINE
http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 1848 REVOLUTIONS
http://cscwww.cats.ohiou.edu/~Chastain/index.htm
FORTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS DATABASE
http://gurukul.american.edu/heintze/fourth.htm
HISTORICAL MAPS OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html
HISTORY
http://vlib.iue.it/history/index.html
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT-ALMANAC SECTIONS
http://www.infoplease.com/history.html
HISTORY CHANNEL
http://www.historychannel.com
HISTORY COMPUTERIZATION PROJECT
http://www.history.la.ca.us/hdhome.htm
HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA
http://www.fayettenam.com/history
HISTORYNET
http://www.TheHistoryNet.com
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT
http://www.nwhp.org
NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY
http://www.boeing.com/history/bna
OUTLINE OF U.S. HISTORY
http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/histryotln/index.htm
PRESIDENT (INDEX)
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/
PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY
http://personal.pitnet.net/primarysources/
REPOSITORIES OF PRIMARY SOURCEShttp://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/
Other.Repositories.html
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY
http://americanhistory.si.edu
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
http://www.historychannel.com/today/
U.S. ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
U.S. CONSTITUTION SEARCH
http://www.law.emory.edu/FEDERAL/usconser.html
U.S. HISTORICAL CENSUS DATA BROWSERhttp://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/
collections/stats/histcensus/
USHISTORY.ORG
http://www.ushistory.org
VOICE OF THE SHUTTLE HOME PAGE
http://vos.ucsb.edu/
WOMEN AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1830-1930
http://womhist.binghamton.edu
WOMEN’S HISTORY IN AMERICA PRESENTED BY THE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL CENTER
http://www.wic.org/misc/history.htm
WORDS AND DEEDS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/mcchtml/corhome.html
WORLD WIDE WEB VIRTUAL LIBRARY:HISTORY-UNITED STATES
http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/

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