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HIS305 The Transatlantic World: Empire, Contact, and Legacies: Home

A Sign of the Times

Captain John Smith Being Rescued by Pocahontas
19th Century engraving
From History Database Center



Research Strategy for U.S. History

This guide is organized to help you in the research process, which usually proceeds from general sources to more specific ones.

STEP 1:  Begin with Reference Sources (print and online) for background information

STEP 2:  Find Books (overviews and monographs)

STEP 3:  Look for articles in Periodicals  

STEP 4:  Search for Primary Sources (such as letters) written at the time of your topic

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