Pre-Civil War and Civil War Research

USA, Civil War, artillery unit, photo. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 6 Nov 2019.


gvrl-webGale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of reference eBooks for multidisciplinary research.  Find eBooks about various topics related to America in pre-Civil War and Civil War eras.


UsHistoryInContextU.S. History in Context provides a variety of historical data from primary sources and reference documents. Includes photographs, illustrations, and maps.

StudentResourcesInContextStudent Resources In Context is a valuable tool for those seeking  information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. Includes primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

 ABCCLIO Am GovABC-CLIO American Government  Search for amendments, legislative acts, movements, organizations, individuals, and other terms in the search box.

ABC-CABCCLIO Am HistLIO American History database provides a broad historical overview of American history as well as analysis of some of the most important events of various time periods.

B_schoolBritannica School online encyclopedia contains information about U.S. history, including government, society, economy, and politics.  You can find multimedia resources for your report.


other_IconsWith Britannica Image Quest you can access approximately three million copyright-cleared photos and illustrations from over 50 of the best collections in the world.  Each image includes a citation.

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