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