Once you identify your subject for research, you'll want to discover some basic background information to answer the following questions:
Armed with names, dates, and other details from the background sources, you'll dive into Primary & Secondary Source search tools. This page highlights Secondary Source tools while the previous page covered Primary Sources.
* Special thanks for the librarians at Loyola Marymount University (LA) with their creation of much of the content regarding primary source searching on this guide.
The series, Oxford History of the United States, is a major scholarly work that provides background, factual information covering U.S. history. In these volumes, you will discover content as well as cited sources you can search for in order to identify additional sources.
These resources offer a plethora of history-specific articles, books, essays, etc. Dive in!
It never hurts to explore other multidisciplinary databases to discover what history-related content they hold. Try these Library tools.