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History: A Guide to United States Historical Research at Cornell: Home

A guide to library research on the history of the United States

Welcome to Olin & Uris

Welcome to
Olin & Uris Libraries!

Uris Library Entrance

About this guide

Use the blue tabs above to navigate through this guide.

Each tab relates to a type of material and a step in the library research process.

"Moenntarri Warrior in the costume of the dog danse"
Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von.
Travels in the interior of North America
during the years 1832-1834; illustrations by Karl Bodmer.
From Cornell University Kroch Rare and Manuscripts Division

Research Strategy

Research Strategy


Identify and Develop a topic

Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and bibliography

Find Books
Find items held at Cornell (books, journal holdings, etc.)

Find Articles
Find articles, essays, book chapters and monographs

Request items not available at Cornell
BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan

Evaluate your sources
Some tips on how to evaluate the sources you've found

Cite your sources
Guides and Resources for preparing your bibliography

Get Help
Ask a Librarian!

Virginia Cole

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Virginia A. Cole, Ph.D.
106 Olin Library