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HIST 359: The Birth of Modern America

This guide was created in February 2019 for Dr. Mieras's students.


This guide describes databases, search tools, and library services that support your research in HIST 359.

The library is here to support you in all your research endeavors. Librarians are happy to answer any questions or provide additional help.

The Stetson library when it was housed in Elizabeth Hall.
  Pictured: The Stetson Library circa 1900.

Find Background Information

Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide:

  • Main concepts, including names, dates, places
  • Keywords and subject terms related to topic
  • Lists of related articles or additional resources

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