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HISTORY (general)

This is the general history subject guide. Other guides may be available for specific aspects of history, time periods, and classes.

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Welcome to the General History Research Guide

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About this Guide

Welcome to this general history guide for researching in history.  Check for course specific guides for more detail related to particular aspects or periods of history.

This guide is divided into several main parts, which can be found through the left:

 

  • History Databases -- This tab provides links to two distinct types of databases that support history research, including a list of databases with material about history as well as a list of databases that provide access to historical (old) publications.
  • Getting Started -- This tab is meant to help you identify starting points for research into your topic.  This includes background information resources along with sources and hints to help you begin.
  • Find Books -- This tab will provide information on finding topical books available either at the GCC Library, online, or through another MCCCD library.
  • Find Articles -- This tab will provide information to help you find online articles, journals, magazines, and newspapers on your topic.
  • Find Video -- This tab will provide information to help you find you find either DVDs or streaming video sources on your topic.

 

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