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A Guide to American History

This page brings together various information resources on the subject of American History.


Thank you for visiting the Library Research Guide for American History. The information in this guide will connect you with some of the best research resources related to the subject of American History.

Resources for researching and writing about American History will include:

  • Article Databases for finding secondary sources on a topic.
  • Primary Source resources which will highlight digital collections, online archives, and other primary materials.
  • Books and other items featured in our catalog like our reference and audio visual collections.
  • Citation information and bibliography generators.

The Libraries offer specialized help with research for many subjects.  Rudolph Clay is the interim subject librarian for American History.  He encourages Washington University students and faculty to feel free to contact him for library and research help. He is available via email, chat, phone, and in person.