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American History II - HIST 2020

Choosing Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are documents used to analyze, interpret, or study an historically important person or event. Examples of secondary sources include

  • scholarly (peer reviewed) articles,
  • scholarly books,
  • government reports, and
  • documentary films.

Watch the video below to find out how to choose the best secondary sources.

Secondary Sources

Secondary source books and articles can be found in the library catalog and in the following databases:

Browse the Shelves

Use the call numbers below to find books about late-nineteenth century and twentieth century American history on the library's shelves.

E 660-664: Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900

E 668: Reconstruction, 1865-1877

E 740-837.7: Twentieth century

E 747-748: Twentieth century, biography

E 838-889: Later Twentieth century, 1961-2000

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