Reference works can offer a brief overview of a topic, clarify concepts, and provide bibliographies for further reading.
If you can't find something relevant above then go to Search and copy the search below (replace american politics with your own keywords)
|If you'd like to go browse the shelves, some relevant locations are listed below. Otherwise you can search for books (print and electronic) in Search.
|Administration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865, Civil War||973.7|
|American civil rights activists, abolitionists and social reformers||923.673|
|Periods of Revolution and Confederation, 1775-1789||973.3|
|Race, race relations and racism||305.8|
|Race and ethnicity in the United States||305.800973|
|Southern States history, 1865-1950||975.04|
|United States history||973|
In History there are, broadly speaking, two types of databases. Those you use to find primary sources and those you use for journal articles. For primary sources look at the Primary Sources library guide.
For journal articles, books, theses, conference papers and more:
For more, look at the full list of History databases.
Below are some of the key journals in American history. Clicking on the covers will take you to the journal record in Search. To go to the journal articles, click on View it and select one database. To search across a wide selection of journals, use one of the recommended databases in the previous 'Journal article databases' tab.