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LIBRARY GUIDE TO History - 20th Century U.S. History

General resources
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff America: History & Life
The most comprehensive way to search for articles and other materials in U.S. history

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR
Archives the full-text of articles from numerous history journals.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE
Includes numerous history journals.

Cambridge Histories Online
Numerous volumes covering U.S. history: U.S. foreign relations, economic history, religion, native peoples....
Major journals in 20th century U.S. history
The Journal of American History. One of the leading scholarly publications in the field of American history.

The American Historical Review. The journal of the American Historical Association covers all fields of history and is the leading scholarly historical publication in the U.S.

The Journal of Contemporary History. International forum for the discussion and analysis of 20th century history: the people, periods, places and critical issues.

The Journal of Social History. One of the leading publications in social history of all parts of the world.

Social Science History. Interdisciplinary research in history and the social sciences.
Selected primary sources
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle
A collection of digitized primary sources documenting the civil rights movement, from the early 20th century to the 1970s with an emphasis on the 1960s. NAACP Papers are included.

Historical newspapers Government documents Other sources
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ARTstor
  • Over one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. To find U.S. history resources browse by Geography, select United States.\
  • American Life Histories: manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-940
Additional sources are listed in the general history guide
Find Books

Library OneSearch
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.

Free American history textbook
The American Yawp is a free, online American history textbook created by history professors as an alternative to the traditional textbook.
Interlibrary Loan

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



Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

For more information

General history guide.
Library Contact
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Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages

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