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History Research Guide: History of U.S. from 1876

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

Web Based Films & Media

One can find free streamed media on the Internet as another resource for historical research.  The following sites provide access to streamed films and sound files.

Films and Media in the Library

Films are a particularly rich media for presenting historical information.  One can search for films in the Library's online catalog by restricting your search to the Video keyword search box.  Instructional films are intended for classroom use and cannot be checked out of the Library, however; they may be viewed on workstations in the Library. 

The following historical films may be of interest:

  • Why we fight : World War II, the complete series: produced by Frank Capra. - Classroom Video 1409
  • The war / produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - Classroom DVD 299
  • The Industrial Revolution  - Classroom Video 516
  • The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century - Classroom Video 776
  • Great events of the 20th century - Classroom Video 891
  • The Vietnam War - Classroom video 691
  • Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years - Classroom Video 868

Streaming Video