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United States History: Overview

A research guide to scholarly resources in American history.

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Online Encyclopedias:

Credo Reference
Hundreds of Encyclopedias. Search for an overview of your topic.

Encyclopedia of American Cultural & Intellectual History
ONLINE & ASU MAIN STACKS E169.1.E624 2001
Volume one covers early America through 1940. Volume two covers 1940-2000 and volume three focuses on economic order, social order, the pursuit of knowledge, the arts, and methods and concepts.

Encyclopedia of American Social History
ONLINE & ASU MAIN STACKS HN57.E58 1993
Includes essays on the history of social change in the United States. There is a bibliography at the end of each essay.

More in ASU Reference:

American National Biography
ASU REFERENCE CT213.A68
Successor to the Dictionary of American Biography, this 24 volume set "has substantially broadened the criteria for the inclusion of subjects." A descriptive bibliography is appended to each article and may include primary sources.

Encyclopedia of American History
ASU MAIN STACKS E174 E53 2003
11-volume set of American history.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures
ASU REFERENCE E161 .G74 2004
Definitive reference work on culture in its many regional manifestations within the United States.

 

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