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U. S. History: Books

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Schedule a Meeting with Ms. Yu                     Visit the Annenberg Library website                     Book Request Form

Books are invaluable sources of information, especially in history.

Historians, university professors, journalists, and other experts of various fields will spend a significant length of time researching a particular topic, and publishing their findings, analysis, and perspective in the form of a book. Biographies and expository non-fiction books (books that seek to understand a particular topic or issue) are incredibly useful for academic research because they present an in-depth and opinionated study that other types of sources (news, magazines, journal articles, textbooks) do not.

Historians pride themselves in conducting research using primary sources (original documents) and the scholarly research of their peers (most often, other history books). A successful history paper will model the research strategies and sources of a working historian.


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Want to see what books we have in the library?
Click here to browse the library catalog

Curious about a book but there's no summary? Highlight the book title and author, and right-click to "Search Google."
Amazon, Goodreads, or Google Books will usually have a summary or even the first few pages for you to peruse.

Want to explore books through Amazon?
Click here to look at Books at Amazon.

Check out the "Biographies & Memoirs" and "History" categories.
A librarian's promise: Ms. Yu will purchase any book for your research paper! Click here to put in a Book Request.

A step better than searching on Google...
Click here to search Google Books.

After searching, use the filters on top to narrow your results. Any document --> Books and Any time --> 21st century are good starting points for scholarly sources.
A librarian's promise: Ms. Yu will purchase any book for your research paper! Click here to put in a Book Request.