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United States History: Home

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Walter Albertin, photographer. June 8, 1964.
From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Nota bene

The UCSB Library has FIVE library research guides that cover the discipline of history.


Links to the other four history research guides are found here ►
in the Related History Research Guides box.


You may need to consult more than one of these guides to locate the information resources that cover your topic.

How to Use this Research Guide

This guide provides tips and links to help you with your United States history research.


The tabs across the top of this guide list links (for online resources) and call numbers (for print resources) that you might find useful.

The Library Research Strategies page gives a quick overview on how to do library research.

Use Reference Sources to find background information on your topic, and to locate brief, authoritative information (such as dates or statistics).

The How to Find Books and How to Find Articles tabs provide information on finding secondary sources on your topic. 

And there are links to help you find Primary Source resources, as well as Audio & Visual Sources and News Sources

Related History Research Guides

While this guide focuses on U.S. history, the UCSB Library has related history research guides for: 
  • World History (generally)
  • World History by Period 
    • prehistory & ancient history
    • medieval history
    • early modern history
    • 19th & 20th centuries
  • World History by Region
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Australia & Oceania
    • British Isles
    • Europe
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
  • World History by Topic
    • Commerce, Commodities & Material Culture
    • Empires, Borderlands & their Legacies
    • Gender & Sexualities
    • Public History
    • History of Public Policy
    • Race & Ethnicity
    • Religion, Culture & Society
    • Science & Technology
You may need to consult more than one of these guides to locate the information resources that best cover your topic.

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