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United States History: Home
This guide covers the history of the United States of America, from its indigenous era, to recent events. This guide will direct you to resources useful in your research.
Information in this guide will be useful for anyone taking an American history class or having a personal interest in the subject. College of the Redwoods offers an Associate of Arts in History for Transfer. In addition, history is a requirement in many other degrees offered at the college. Consult with a counselor about what courses are required to meet your goals.
Visit the History department page for more information about courses and programs.
Useful and Relevant Search Words
These are some of the search words that students may need for a research project. Other words may be useful in addition to those listed below. Consult your textbook, class notes, or assignment guidelines for topic ideas.
Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations. Try words for specific issues relevant to the topic.Try both technical and common usage words. Try names of relevant places or persons.
African American History
American Foreign Relations
Asian American History
Colonial American and Early America
Genocide in America
National Security, Espionage, and Intelligence
Native American History
Nineteenth Century America
Religion in America
Slavery in America
Twentieth Century America
Women in America
World War I
World War II
For Del Norte and Distance Education students
Online resources are set up to be accessible to all students from any location at any time. You may be prompted to login using your WebAdvisor ID and your eight digit birth date. Physical format books from Eureka can be requested and delivered to Del Norte, and vice versa.
Get help from a Librarian!
You can get help with your research, even when you can't come to campus!
Use the icon above to contact a reference librarian by chat or email.
If chat is not available at the moment, you'll be redirected to our "Ask-a-Librarian" form, and a librarian will respond as quickly as possible. Please allow at least 48 hours for responses to emails!
NoodleTools provides helpful tools for managing and organizing research projects that includes NoodleBib, used to create and save MLA 8th ed. or APA 6th ed. citation lists or annotated bibliographies, that can be exported to Word or Google docs. Create a personal account to create, save, and edit citation lists, outlines, notes, for any or all of your research projects.
You may be prompted to login with your WebAdvisor user ID and eight digit birth date
Just need one or two quick citations? use NoodleTools Express to format, copy, and paste single citations. Note: citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor; use the full version to access all features.