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California History

A research guide to resources on California history

Welcome to the California History Research Guide. This guide has a snapshot of the resources available at the DVC Library, so be sure to Ask a Librarian if you need more help.

Antique map - Map of Public Surveys in California and Nevada, ca. 1872Books/eBooks will take you on a deep dive into a broader topic. You can get background, history, context, and multiple perspectives.

Articles are a good if you need very specific or very recent information on a topic. You can search for articles in the databases that the library subscribes to.

Web Searching
Find credible websites. Use Google effectively.

Primary Sources
A selection of first-hand accounts.

Citations
How to cite your sources. What's NoodleTools?

Image credit: U.S. National Archives

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