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Welcome! The subject of history can be very broad. This guide is designed to help navigate through the many facets of this discipline: American history, world history, Texas history, African American history, etc.
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Getting Background Information BEFORE You Write

Reference books, and electronic (online) resources provide overviews that will help you put topics -- and the historians writing about them -- into context. These resources are a great way to

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Narrow an existing topic
  • Identify keywords and subject headings for catalog and database searches
  • "Mine" bibliographies for the next stage of your research

The call numbers for history start with the letter D and end at F3799. 

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