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United States History: Overview

A research guide to scholarly resources in American history.

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Reference Sources

Online Encyclopedias:

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

Encyclopedias in ASU Reference:

American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History
ASU REFERENCE E174.A535 1998
Provides comprehensive coverage of the people and events of America's past.

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 Cultural & Intellectual History
ASU REFERENCE 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 History
ASU REFERENCE E174 E53 2003
11-volume set of American history.

Encyclopedia of American Social History
ASU MAIN STACKS HN57.E58 1993
This three-volume set includes essays on the history of social change in the United States. There is a bibliography at the end of each essay.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures
ASU REFERENCE E161 .G74 2004

 

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