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HSS 300 - 1865-1945 in the US: Introduction and E-Reference Sources

This guide is intended for students enrolled in the second term of U.S. History.


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Click on a tab above to see all of the relevant sources that are available for this assignment. Generally, information develops from specific to broad. An event happens, people report on it, people analyze it, and it becomes a part of the historical narrative. Your research sources should move in the opposite direction, from broad to narrow.  Start with reference sources and take notes on alternate terminology and for context.  Write down important dates, people, and places that relate to your topic.  This will help in your search for secondary and primary sources.

Keep in mind you will need your 7-digit Student ID# (on the back of your bluecard), and your 4-digit PIN to access the electronic resources while off campus.  If you have any questions, please chat with a librarian at OWHL Answers, below!  


Image from ARTstor: Lincoln and Hamlin, on U.S. cloth flag, 1864

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**In Noodleools, under new source, answer the questions like this for the correct citation form:  "Where is it?" > Database, "What is it?" > Reference Source