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HST113: US History to 1877 Civic Learning (Worthington): Research

Secondary Source Research

Historians often rely on secondary sources for their research. Many secondary sources often lead to primary source material. Pay close attention to references and footnotes.

Historical Databases

Internet Databases

Book Search

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Just enter your BPL eCard number when prompted every time you access BPL databases.