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History Reference Source

Using History Reference Source

History Reference Source contains thousands of reliable resources — including primary source documents, biographies, photos, maps, and videos — to help you complete your research.

  • Search articles by keyword or browse by topic category.
  • Limit search results to articles that match your reading level.
  • Hear HTML and PDF articles read aloud with the Text-to-Speech feature.
  • Save articles to your Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive folder.
  • Use the citation tool to properly cite sources in your research.

U.S. History subjects covered in the database include these among many others not listed:

  • Native Americans
  • Slave Trade
  • American Revolution
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Civil War
  • World War I
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • War on Terror

World History subjects covered in the database include these among many others not listed:

  • Mayan Civilization
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Middle Ages
  • The Crusades
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Qin Dynasty
  • The Renaissance
  • The French Revolution
  • Arab Spring

How to Get Started Searching

From the homepage of History Reference Source, you can locate information in several ways. First, you can use the search box at the top of the page to search names, locations, historical events, landmarks, and more.


You can also scroll further down the page to click on highlighted subjects and resources. See the blue boxes below. Once you click a topic, more sub-topics will open up on the next page, allowing you drill down to find exactly what you're looking for.

About this Guide

Information in this guide provided compliments of EBSCO.

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