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History: American

Bibliographic Guides

These bibliographic guides recommend research and reference materials, and may also suggest ways of doing research in history.  Use these guides to find seminal books and scholarly articles on your topic.

Helpful Guides

American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History
E 16.5 .A46 2007
This is a handy guidebook for students, teachers, and researchers seeking to identify reliable, quality resources on the Internet.

Companion to Historiography
D 13 .C626 2002
This detailed reference book offers a general guide to the study of the way history has been written, presenting 45 substantial essays that examine the techniques, approaches, and biases that have influenced historians to the present.

Handbook for Research in American History: A Guide to Bibliographies and Other Reference Works
Z 1236 .P78 1994
This guide deals principally with categories of materials from library catalogs, through manuscript, newspaper, and other guides, to legal sources and oral history.

Harvard Guide to African-American History
E 185 .H326 2001
Drawing upon the research of key experts in the field, this book provides carefully selected lists of the most important publications across the whole spectrum of black history in the United States.

Harvard Guide to American History
Z 1236 .F77 1974
Citing publications through 1970, this 2-volume set still remains the basic reference bibliography for American history, including citations to both books and journal articles.

Historical Journals: A Handbook for Writers and Reviewers
Z 6205 .S73 1993
The annotations of the nearly 700 journals in this book will help prospective authors to publish their work in historical publications, and assists editors by promoting the submission of manuscripts that are consistent with the needs and standards of their journals.

History Highway 3.0: A 21st Century Guide to Internet Resources.
D 16.117 .H57 2006
This book directs researchers to thousands of Internet sites dealing with all aspects of history.

History Journals and Serials: An Analytical Guide
Z 6956.G6 F94 1986
This book aims to help the historian select journals for personal reading and manuscript submission.

Pocket Guide to Writing in History
D 13 .R295  (Ref)
This concise book is a great resource for students writing history research papers.  There are older editions of this in the general stacks.

Reference Sources in History: An Introductory Guide
Z 6201 .F72 2004
This volume is designed to provide an introduction to the major reference works for all periods of history and for all geographical areas, although English works are emphasized.

Sources of Information for Historical Research
Z 6201 .S64 1994
The purpose of this book is to provide assistance to students, librarians, and researchers in the retrieval of historical information.

United States History: A Selective Guide to Information Sources
Z 1236 .B57 1994
This guide contains a selective but thorough coverage of both bibliographic and informational materials, with a social sciences perspective that emphasizes social history in its treatment of multicultural and gender influences.

Guide for History Majors

A Key Bibliography

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