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Full Text Finder (EBSCO) This resource allows you to search for specific journal titles in the OWHL's collection and see which databases have the full text articles.
American History Online (Facts on File)
This source features thousands of reference articles on American political, military, social, and cultural history over the past 500 years. Some primary sources may also be found here.
American National Biography (Oxford)
ANB offers portraits of more than 19,000 American men and women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.
Life in America Online
This reference database covers all aspects of daily life - material culture, social attitudes, crime, education, and more - in America, from the colonial era through the present.
This reference database spans 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions, and Encyclopedias.
A friendly reminder...
- Reference books are located in the Garver Room (silent study).
- Reference books CANNOT be checked out or leave the library.
- Please return reference books to the Garver Room when you're done using them.
- All reference books will have the prefix REF before the call number.
Welcome to the Material Culture of Early America OWHL Guide
Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 565 OWHL Guide on the Material Culture of Early America.
Below is a list of reference sources available in the Garver Room and online to help you get started on your research.
If you have any questions, please see one of the librarians at the Help Desk!
Right: Rebekha White. Embroidered Sampler, 1766. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Selected Reference Sources