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Use this guide to help find sources for your essay comparing a historical event as described in A People's History of the United States and A Patriot's History of the United States

Preliminary reading

Research questions

Evaluate your sources

Do background reading on topic

Choose an era and read the sections on that era in both books. 

Pay attention to particular events or people that you may want to highlight.

Read overview articles about those people/events in Gale eBooks.

Do further research on your narrower topic

Look up your topic and find overviews, detailed discussions, and primary sources in our History databases.

Using the Web effectively

The Web is a great place to find statistics, news, and very current information, as well as video clips of interviews.

Remember to carefully evaluate every source you find on the Web.

Google Web Search

Find books in the library catalog

Why Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. 

Where Do I Find Books?

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.


What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 emergency, we are unable to process requests for materials from other libraries. We'll have this service up and running again as soon as campus opens and we're fully operational.

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the MJC Library catalog, use our interlibrary loan service.

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