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Books tend to be considered the most significant form of publication in history.  Articles are not just shorter; they are different in scope, more specialized and more specific in focus.  Scholarly articles in history assume a level of expertise that books generally do not.  

Use the AHA Guide to Historical Literature (REF D20 A55 1995) to identify important books on your subject. 

Databases in history can also be used to identify books: America:History and LIfe includes book reviews. 

Reference Books

Here are three examples of general history texts that will provide you with a starting point to identifying the topic you want to write about:

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Primo is our library catalog. Use it to find the library's collection of books, videos, and journals. See the Help Page for Finding Books for more information on using Primo to locate books. 

Use the search box below to run a quick search or use the advanced search page to limit your material type to books prior to searching.