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History Resource Center is a full-text database covering United States history from pre-colonial times to the present. There are over 1000 primary sources for major events in United States history, plus articles from reference works and journals. For some topics the database includes maps or historical photographs.

Search tips:

  • If you are searching for a person, the best way to narrow your search is to click on the box that says person. Search for the person you are looking for last name first, for example Washington, George.
  • On the search results page, click on the tab for the type of material you want: reference materials, periodicals, primary sources, or maps & multimedia. If the heading on a tab is gray, there is no material in that category for your search.
  • The chronology allows you to mouse over a timeline and click to select a range of years. It then lists major events for every year in that range of years. It is possible to view United States events and a summary of what was going on in the rest of the world during the same time period.

Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter H and select History Resource Center: U.S.

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