US History Resources

Journal Sources

Remember, if something is called a periodical, magazine, or serial, it can be used as a source to meet your journal requirement! 

EbscoHost
Contains full-text sources from magazines, newspapers, primary source documents, biographies, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference resources.
You must log in with a username and password; please ask your teacher or the librarian if you do not have it. 

U.S. History in Context
Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.
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American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.


Book Sources

A book can be available in an online format.  A digital book still counts as a book resource.  If you are unsure if a document is a book, please ask your teacher or the librarian.

E-books are available online in the U.S. History in Context database mentioned above.

Destiny
T.F. South Online Book Catalog 

Lansing Public Library
Along with the library catalog, cardholders can use such resources as OCLC, which searches 9,000 libraries worldwide; Newsbank, which searches local newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune; and Global Road Warrior, which has cultural and physical information for over 170 countries and territories.

Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library
Cardholders have access to many great resources, including WorldBook Online Reference Center, a comprehensive online encyclopedia; Learn-A-Test, with practice tests and computer training courses; and the African American Experience, containing African American history and cultural information from over 300 sources.

SWAN
Online access to the Metropolitan Library System's libraries. Students can search all seventy-five libraries in the Metropolitan Library System's holdings by author, keyword, subject, and title.  Titles can be borrowed and picked up at TF South or your local public library. 


Websites

There is an abundance of information on the World Wide Web on American History.  Here are a few reliable sites to get you started.

20th Century American Military History

This sites lists 99 websites with information ranging from World Wars I and II to the Middle East and other conflicts.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Covers key issues of important cases in the US Supreme Court.

American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. 

Committee on Presidential Debates
View past presidential debates in parts or entirely.

The Oyez Project
Database on major constitutional cases heard by the United States Supreme Court.

American Journeys
Eyewitness accounts of early American exploration and settlement.