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American History: Getting Started

Guide to resources in American history, including reference works, databases, and websites.

Reference Books in Grafton


Government Work
Surrender of Cornwallis, 1820. Creative Commons U.S. Government Work U.S. Capitol.

This guide is designed to help you get started on your research in American History.  If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment to meet for more help, please contact a librarian.

Online reference resources

Online biographical sources

Finding library books

Many books on American History will be in the E and F sections of the library.

  • E: History of the Americas
    • E11-E143: America
    • E151-909: United States
  • F: History of the Americas
    • F1-975: United States local history

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Biographical Resources

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