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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HST 3270 - History of American Cities

Class handout
In this HST301 handout.pdf pdf you will find a summary of what was covered in class, with a listing of the most useful sources.
General encyclopedias
The Encyclopedia of American Urban History
The Encyclopedia of Urban America (print and online)
Journal articles
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff America: History & Life
The main database for American history. Use it to find articles on topics in urban history. Some specific Michigan cities may be mentioned as well.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR and Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE
Large collections of history journals; easy to search for references to specific cities or counties.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel Academic OneFile
Use it to find newspaper and magazine articles on specific cities
Statistical information on Michigan
Current U.S. Census data
  • American FactFinder
    the most comprehensive source for all cities, regardless of size or status.
  • Quickfacts
    gives you access to selected census information in an easy to use interace.

Historical statistics
Other Michigan statistics
City information and history

You can also search online Google Books and MelCat (catalog of Michigan libraries)
Local government information
Michigan history

For more information

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Library Catalog
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.

How to find local historical societies
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Library Contact
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Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages

Office hours: W 3-5pm, KL 244. To make an appointment:   Book an appointment


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