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Get Started with American History Resources

This guide will help you learn how to search the major databases for finding resources in American history.

Example Topic

 How did the Boston Massacre foreshadow the American Revolutionary War?

Example Keywords

You need to use specific keywords that are most important to the topic. So, before you start searching, think about keywords you're going to use for searching. Here are a few that are related to this topic.

Example Keywords:

  • "Boston massacre"
  • "American Revolutionary War"
  • "Samuel Adams"
  • "Paul Revere"
  • resistance
  • taxation