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HIS410 U.S. History, Early National Period, 1783-1830: Home

A Sign of the Times



"Camp Meeting of the Methodists in N. America"
Jacques Gerard Milbert, 1819
From McGraw's Hill Primary Source Investigator

Research Strategy for American 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 Newspapers, Magazines, or Journals   

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

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