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History Research Guide

This guide provides some of the best current sources for history, including links to other websites which feature various aspects of the past.


This guide has four major sections: 

  1. General History Sources provides support for finding general databases, books, newspapers, and several of the University Library's resources on various topics in History. 
  2. History Sources by Topic breaks down various resources for specific historical periods or topics, as recommended by library users. Popular sections under this section include Labor History, Local and Iowa History, and Women in History. 
  3. United States History includes several sections broken down by topic or time period. Depending on the topic, resources included may be government documents, newspapers, or recommended primary sources. 
  4. World History includes a small selection of geographical areas requested by library users. Each section contains a list of websites, archives, or other online materials recommended for study.

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