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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 200F: U.S. Expansion to 1898

Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts (you should master before History 498). Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, and also lists specific sources relevant to research for this course.

On This Page

This page lists the most important information in the guide. If you look at no other page on this guide, please at least review this one.

Find an Expert to Help You Use the Library

Celestina Savonius-Wroth is the subject specialist librarian for History, and acting subject specialist for African American Studies.

For more librarians, see the Research Help from an Expert page on this guide.

Find Books

To find books, begin with the Library Catalog:

For more information on finding books, see the Books page on this guide.

Find Journal Articles

To find journal articles for your research in this class, begin with the database America: History and Life:

For more information on finding journal articles and articles from other kinds of periodicals, see the Periodicals page on this guide.