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HIST 1310: U.S. History to 1877: Getting Started

Dr. Shannon Duffy, Fall 2020

Start Your Research

Try Start Your Research first! As you know from the video in Module I, you can limit your results to suit your needs. 

Remember: You cannot use book reviews for your assignment.

Click on the image below to get started.  


​Want a good starting place for scholarly articles and book chapters?  

Try JSTOR database.  Large collection of scholarly books and journal articles. Most recent issues of journals won't be found here but, plenty of resources to get started.  

About This Guide

My name is Margaret Vaverek and I am the subject librarian for history courses here at the Alkek Library.  Many years ago, I was a freshman taking this class. I learned lots of interesting things in class and even learned to like this thing called research at the college level. I put this guide together to help you succeed in your course, but the things you learn and find in this guide will help you in many other courses as well!


The tabs in this guide will help you find the required secondary and primary sources for your research project, and to learn about the many other services provided by the Alkek Library staff.


There's a lot here, but If you don't see what you need or you have questions about sources for your papers, please feel free to email me, schedule a one-on-one consultation, or start a chat session – links on the right side of the page. I’m here to help!