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Where to Start - History Research

Need help? Find it with research guides! Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.

History Research Guide

Search the library catalog and subject specific databases simultaneously in the box below.

History Discovery @ Tarleton Libraries

Article databases

For more focused research, use one of the recommended databases listed below.

America: History and Life with Full Text

American Indian Histories and Cultures

American West

Archive of Americana - American State Papers, Early American Newspapers, U. S.Congressional Serial Set, Dallas Morning News Historical Archive.

Eighteenth Century Collection 

Handbook of Texas

History Cooperative


Lexis Nexis

New York Times Historical Newspaper


Periodicals Contents 

Project Muse

MORE: A to Z Database List
Databases Descriptions

Books, periodicals, videos, etc.

Tarleton State University Libraries Catalog

Tarleton Libraries offer a wide variety of research materials covering this specific subject. Search the catalog for books, government reports, journal titles, videos, cds, etc. Key word searching is available.

You can also locate research materials by browsing specific call number ranges on the shelves. Some relevant call number ranges include: D (World History), E & F (History of the Americas)

Can’t find what you need in the catalog?  Ask a Librarian (in person, email, or call (254) 968-9249.  

eJournals  Check Full Text Finder


Dissertations and theses

Dissertations and Theses - Full Text (Proquest)

Professional Journals

Magazine of History

American History

The Historical Journal

The Public Historian

Historical Methods

Curator: a Quarterly Publication of the American Museum of Natural History


Get Help

Christy Tabors

Christy Tabors
Reference Department - Office 110C
Phone: 254-968-1898

Additional Help:

LC Call Number Area

[D] - History: General and the Old World, [E - F] - History: America

Featured Ebook

The World War II 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World War

The World War II 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World War, by Howard Langer

Writing/ Citation Help

Writing Center: 
Directors: Ms. Alice Newsome and Mr. Ben Sword

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00PM

O.A. Grant, 210


Purdue OWL

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Interlibrary Loan

If you need items that the library does not own, request them through Interlibrary Loan.

(254) 968-9660.