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United States History Resources: Finding Articles

Guide includes resources for studying U.S. history.

Popular Vs. Scholarly Sources

Popular Sources

  • written by journalists for a general audience
  • language is easily understood by general reader
  • articles are usually shorter
  • articles give a broad overview or tell a personal story

Scholarly Sources

  • written by scholars or experts in the field
  • language is specific to the field or industry
  • articles are usually longer
  • articles cover a narrow topic and give in-depth analysis
  • articles contain a bibliography or footnotes

 

POPULAR SOURCES: Magazines and Newspapers

Library databases can be accessed from on or off the BCC campus. If you are off campus you will be prompted to give your ID and password (ID is your name and password is your student ID number).

SCHOLARLY SOURCES: Journals

HISTORY SOURCES: Books, Journals

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