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Library Guides 

Library Guides, or subject guides, pull together all types of information about a particular subject or course of study.  Royalton-Hartland High School's Library Guides contain information about both our library's resources (books, databases, multimedia, etc) and online resources that are relevant to a particular subject, like US History.

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  • The Royalton-Hartland High School Library Media Center has a special collection of over 124 items, dedicated to local history.  Please access Follett Destiny for items of interest.

    Additionally, there are print/physical files of newspaper articles and other publications about the community/school district located in the high school library media center.  These files are available to any community member involved in researching the area.  Contact the Library Media Specialist to arrange access to these collections and/or the yearbook collection.

    To Search the Local Collection...

  • Welcome to the NCCC US History Library Guide.  This guide covers the resources and project criteria discussed in class and will help you find resources to complete your assignment. Contact Ms. Cousins for further assistance as you begin your research. 

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         Access Follett Destiny NCCC Library     Google ScholarProject Guttenberg​​​​​​​


    US History Databases

    ​​​​​​​American History: Library of Congress

    JSTOR contains the complete archives of a set of core scholarly journals. Current issues are not included which means there is usually a 2- to 5-year gap between the most recently published issue and the most recent in JSTOR. Coverage begins with the first volume of each journal, many of which date from the 1800s. The articles are scanned so that what you see is a page image, a replica of the original journal page.

    Important Features to Remember:

    Advanced Search- Using Advanced Search you can narrow down your results by fields such as publication year, item type and a journal filter which can help filter by discipline (Such as American History for Example…)

    Text Analyzer- This tool can take a portion of what you have already written and will search for articles based on keywords found in your writing. A great way to find more resources for those longer assignments!

    JSTOR Quick Start Guide

    Gale Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly.

    Important Features to Remember:

    Topic Finder- This search device creates a visual graph of subtopics within your search terms to help narrow or broaden your searches.

    Subject Guide Search- This will narrow your search by date of publication and whether the articles are available in full-text as well as peer-reviewed. A great way to beef up the academic muscle of your search results.

    Tutorial on using Academic Onefile

    Gale OneFile US History Collection contains scholarly journals and magazines that can be used by novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, U.S. History offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.


    US History Websites


    American History Center from the Library of Congress
    ​​​​​​​Different topics of American history are covered in online collections and museum exhibits.


    American Memory Project
    Browse collections spanning topics such as religions, presidents, Native American history, government and law, and African American history.

    Films on Demand (NCCC Database)
    Films on Demand is a comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos. Content providers include Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Davidson Films, California Newsreel, PBS and many more. Over 50,000 videos cover a wide range of topics organized into broad subjects. Individual segments subdivide each video into discrete shorter units. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire collection.

    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    This website contains more than 60,000 primary source documents.

    History Matters
    A gateway to web resources and teaching materials for college students.

    Project Gutenberg
    A  library of 60,000 free-to-use E-Books you can download or read online. Many of the titles are copyright-free.

    Search Options in Project Gutenberg:
    From the book search page linked above you can find titles by author, year of publication, or alphabetically.
    Upon finding a title you would like to read, you can download it by clicking on it or read it online.

    PBS Online