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U.S. History

Primary sources for history research by theme and era

Getting Started with Encyclopedias

Secondary Sources: Articles

Secondary Sources: Books

In Addition to Keyword searches, using Subject Headings (similar to hashtags in social media) allows you to search for every item that has been tagged as related to a topic. Here are a few subject headings related to the U.S. Civil War:

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