U.S. History & Geography Pathfinder:

a place to begin researching...not a complete list...

Cambridge Campus Library of ARCC


Reference Sources for History:

Ref  HQ1420 .C55  Almanac of American women in the 20th century
Ref HA214 .A44 1999
Almanac of the 50 states
Ref E174 .A535 1998 
American Heritage encyclopedia of American history
Ref E184.35 .A44 
American Jewish desk reference
Ref E184.A1 A634  
American Immigrant Culture
Ref E174.5.G753 1999
American Years: Chronology
Ref E185 .B574 1994   
Black firsts : 2,000 years of extraordinary
Ref CT3260.R428 Book of Women's Firsts
--Chronicling America: Historic Amer News
Lib of Congress
Ref E184.A1 C47 2000
Civil rights in the U S
Ref E176.D564
Concise Dictionary of American Biography
Ref  CT100 .C8   Current biography 
Ref H35.E35 CQ Researcher print & online
Ref  E174 .D52 
Dictionary of American history
Ref D419 .T44  Dictionary of 20th cent history
Ref E174.5 .C3   Ency of American facts and dates
Ref  E174.5 .M847    Encyclopedia of American history
Ref HN57 .E58 
Encyclopedia Amer social history
Ref E740.7 .E53  Ency U S in the 20th century
Ref  D419 .F33   
Facts on file ency 20th century
Ref UB800.E53
Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War
--Constitution Annotated LC
--GPO Access: U.S. Legislative Branch Resources  
Congressional committees, calendars, procedures
--THOMAS: LC Federal Legislative Info: FT since 1989
Lawmoose.com MN, WI & world legal resources 
--US Gov Manual
--US Religions Landscape Survey Pew Fdn
--FedFlix  NTIS & Public Res.org  Classics like Roswell Reports!

Films on Demand* streaming video:  Enter Topic or Keyword  
(>>Titles not segments finds full-length video titles)  >>SEARCH for topics like Citizenship.
>>Adv. Search to select pub date/ topic lists)

Ref D843 .C5798  FOF World polit almanac
Ref AG5 .K315    Famous first facts 
Ref DS557.7.H39 Greenhaven Ency of the Vietnam War
Ref D25 .D86    Harper ency military history
Ref D740. E5213  Historical ency  WWII
Ref D209 .H5153   Larousse ency. of modern history: 1500
Ref E61 .F75 1993  Legend & lore of the Americas before 1492
Ref E76.2 .N36 Native America in 20th cent
Ref JK271 .P6    Political reference almanac
Ref  JK511 .P775  Presidency A to Z
Ref E174 .R43    Reader's companion to American history
Ref  E174 .S36 Scribner desk dictionary of American history
Ref E841 .S55 1999  Sixties in America   (or search Salem History)
Ref HA202 .S82   Statistical Abstract 
Ref  KF8742.A35 S8  Supreme Court, A-Z
Ref HQ1412 .W4 1996 Webster's dict. of American women
Ref  JF2011 .W67 World ency. polit systems 
Ref  G122 .U5 World factbook: CIA
Ref D740 .W67 1999 World War II in Europe : an encyclopedia

Reference Sources for Geography

Ref  G1200 .R380 1998   Atlas of America : our nation
Ref  G1021 .H59843 1999
Collins essential atlas of the world
Ref G1019 .R22 
Rand McNally Commercial atlas & marketing guide
* E-Ref  
Historical atlas of the American West
* E-Ref  
Historical atlas of the outlaw West
Ref HN60 .S284
Places rated almanac   or
--Sperling's BestPlaces.net (opinion based)
G1201.E1 A4 1988 We the people: Atlas..ethnic diversity
Ref  G63 .W67 1995
Worldmark encyclopedia of the nations

Using someone else's words or IDEAS?
 You must credit the source. Need citation help? Try:
Turabian Style Documentation from Duke Univ. Libraries   or/
Writer's Reference HackerHdbk Bedford St. Martins   Ref PE1408.H2778 in CCLib

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  For  Ebks* in MnPALS Catalog  >>URL  & login as above.

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Browsing Library of Congress :
  D - World Hist:  D501-680 WWI

     D731-838 - WWII
     DS556.39-DS559.5 Vietnam Conflict

E - U S hist:  E183.8  Vietnam history
E186-199 Colonial
     E201-298 Revolution
     E300-655 To Civil War
     E740 20th Cent 

- U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central & S Amer
HC - economic history
- social history, problems & reform 
HQ Women in history
- Political sci - Constitutional history
    KF  Vietnam War in court
   PN4867-PN4888 Vietnam War Media

Subject Terms for searching  MnPALS library catalog:
Asian Americans -- History
African Americans -- History
Civil Rights--United States
Hispanic Americans -- History
Indians of North America -- History
United States -- History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Vietnam* and (War / Letters or Personal Narratives / Conflict)
Women --History
Women -- United States -- History
World War II
Primary sources:  Search history AND letters  or history AND personal narratives.  Check subject headings for date limiters/time period. 

For r
ecent news events: 
Proquest News* (Star Trib, LATimes, Wash Post, NYT & WSJ ft)
For Periodicals (mags & jrnls): Acad Search Prem Index *
 *For MnPALS  EReserves: >>LibtoSearch>>CCReserves>>Enter code>>url.

Current Government
Fed Interagency Forum Aging
Justice Statistics
--Factcheck.org Annenberg Politcal Fact check
Factfinder (U.S. Census Statistics)
--Federal Judicial Center
--Federal Register Nat Archives & Records
Gateway to 70 agencies
--FindLaw: Employment law Thomson Reuters
FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data St. Louis
--GPO Access Congress & reg sources directory
--Guide to the Law Online
--Legal Information Institute Cornell U Law
--Legislative Explorer: Data Driven Discovery UW CAPPP

--National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults
Pew Charitable Trusts
--Pub Lib of Law
Sup/Appeals cases 1950- State 1997-
--Redistricting Game
USC Annenberg Ctr for  Comm
--State of the Cities Data
--State Government Fed Gen Services Admin
--State Stats CQ Press's free overview
--States Perform Council of State Gov statistics
--Uniform Crime Reports FBI
--U.S. Census Bureau >>Quickfacts
for state & county info
--USA Counties Census Bureau >>Compare
--USA.Gov: Search
Fed Resources USGPO
U.S. House of Representatives
--U.S. Senate  

Geography Websites:
--American Rivers
--Dictionary of Geography AGI GIS
--EJView, US EPA mapping system for Env Justice
--Map Collections : Amer Memory
Lib Congress
Nationalatlas.gov US Geol Service Mapmaker
NOAA / National Geophysical Data Center
--National Weather Service

History Websites-- (# primary sources)
--America in the 1930's
Amer. Studies, UVa

--American Civil War Homepage

--American Memory-Lib Congress
  (Search: Vietnam) #
--American Presidents
Miller Ctr  & PBS
--American Presidency U.S. Cong& Hist Channel
--Amer Presidency Project UCSB
--Amer Women's History Middle TN State U

Avalon Proj Yale Law Hist & Dip
 1700- #
--Best of History 
Recommended history sites
--Century of Lawmaking for a new nation
--Collections Search Ctr Smithsonian search engine
--eHistory: Center for Virtual History - Saunt & Berry #
--Ellis Island: Amer Family Immigration
--FBI Records: The Vault
--1st WW: Personal Experiences -
secondary diaries, photos  #
--Flickr: The Commons Hist photos: (little desription)
--Gilder Lehrman Slavery, Resist & Abolition Yale
--George Grantham Bain LC
1000's primary  >>Bain or newsphotos
--Governmentattic  Keith Yearman Free access gov docs

--Holocaust Ency US Holocaust Museum
--Indigenous Law Portal: Mapping Amer Indian Constitutions - LC
--Letter from America- Alistaire Cook
--Making of America
Post Civil War-Reconstruction UMI & Cornell U
--National Archives
 U.S. hist  (war records) #
--National Constitution Ctr Independence Hall Philadelphia

-Natnl Hist Geog Info Sys
UofM (Free access but login reqd)
--National Museum of Amer Hist :
--Nat Priorities Project F
ed budget soc impact
--Open States
Sunlight Fdn >>Influence Explorer: campaign finance
St. Petersburg Times & CQ
--Presidential Powers
Nat Paralegal College
--Public Res.org
Smithsonian/ Sup Crt/House/ NTIS
--Revolution to Reconstruct
Groningen U,
--Rutgers oral history archives of WW II
--Texas Tech Vietnam Archive #
--USGenWeb Project 
volunteer Genealogy
USAID: U S Agency for Internat Development
--Valley of the Shadow UVA Digit Civil War 
--Virtual Oral History Archives VOAHA II
UCLA Long Beach #
--Wars for Vietnam
Vassar War Docs #
--Women in American Hist  Ency Britannica
--Women Working  Harvard U