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U.S. History after 1877

This research guide relates to US history resources after 1877.

Welcome to the U.S. History after 1877 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.

Political cartoon showing Uncle Sam pointing to a paper that says "Plan of the Nicaraguan Canal"


Books/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 can be a good place to start learning about a topic, but often it can take a lot of work to identify if a website is a good source or not.

Primary Sources provide first-hand accounts of historical events.

Citations are how you indicate to your readers what in your paper is your ideas and what are the ideas of others. Plus they're a required part of writing a research paper.



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