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U.S. History since 1877: Primary Sources

This study guide provides options to start the research process of finding materials in US history. We have circulating books (that you can borrow), reference books (that you can use in the library only), electronic books (can read on the computer screen

Citation Help

APA Style Guide

APA Style7 Guide for References List and In-text citation

Chicago Style Manual

Notes & Bibliography Citation Guide
This guide provides examples and tips on how to cite sources in the Chicago Notes & Bibliography style.

Notes & Bibliography Overview
View this handout for a more detailed explanation of how to use the Chicago Notes & Bibliography style.

MLA Style Guide

Primary sources

  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    (ProQuest) Over 30 million digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century.
  • American Memory from the Library of Congress
    "American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections."
  • Hathi Trust Digital 
    A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    (Sanborn Maps) Maps of property and land-use records for Texas towns and cities for over 100 years.
  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law
    (Hein Online) Contains an extensive collection of essential legal materials (court cases, trials, statutes, etc.) on along with books, sermons, slave narratives, speeches, periodicals, pamphlets, poems & songs, and much more from the 18th century through the 20th century.
  • Founders Online from the Library of Congress 
    Correspondence and writings of the seven major shapers of the United States. 
  • Internet Archive
    Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, web sites and more.

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