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History (United States): Getting Started

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This guide is designed to help you locate resources about the topic of United States history. Use the tabs across the top to get information about different resources you can utilize. As always, if you have questions, please contact a Librarian. We're here to help!

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Electronic Reference Resources

Print Reference Resources

A great place to start your research is in Reference Books. These are kept on the Main floor of the SMSU McFarland Library and are for in-house use only. A Reference Librarian is available to assist you during most hours the library is open.

  • American Decades 
    Location: REF E169.12 .A419 1994 v.1-11
  • Documents of American History 
    Location: REF E173 .C6 1963
  • Dictionary of American History 
    Location: REF E174 .D52 2003 v.1-10
  • The Value of a Dollar 
    Location: REF HB235.U6 D47 2009
  • Working Americans 
    Location: REF HD8066 .D47 2000 v.1-13