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History Research Guide: HIST 105 Annotated Bibliography

This guide will point students to print and online sources which are useful when researching historical topics.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

Choosing a Topic

Use the textbook or one of the sources below to identify a topic of interest from 1840-1865 in America & to gather background information & search terms.

U.S. History Print Sources & Primary Documents (Antebellum Period - Civil War)

Finding Primary Documents

History database

Historical Newspaper Databases

It is recommended that prior to searching newspaper databases you zero in on a specific person, event, date of interest & then limit the search by date.  Otherwise, due to the nature of newspapers, the results list may be extremely long & narrowing to relevant articles more difficult.