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APUSH Research: Research

Resources to assist APUSH students doing independent research on a U.S. History topic




Organizing the information you are accessing is a crucial step towards producing a well-written research paper.  Save your work to Google Drive.  Use your Murrow Google account for school and library work; your personal account will not work

  • The email you should use is 

  • This database will support your searches for both historical and contemporary figures and events.

  • This database specializes in the history of the United States. It is also a fine site to support historical and contemporary people and issues.

  • Opposing Viewpoints offers multiple perspectives on contentious topics (such as legalization of marijuana, laws surrounding assault weapons, and capital punishment). 
  • Gale databases have notable FEATURES for WORKING WITH SEARCH RESULTS:  Sort, Filter, Topic Finder
  • Gale products also offer TOOLS for WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS:  Cite, Send To, Get Link, Download or Print, Highlight/Notes, Translate, Listen

Primary Source Collections

Websites Featuring Primary Sources

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A-Z Database List

Full list of Databases the library subscribes to, including trial access.

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In A-Z Database List, see:  America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)

(user name and password:  murrow  murrow)


As the first draft of history, newspapers document the life and times of a community, a region and a nation. For searching and browsing American newspapers published in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 is the single most extensive online resource of its kind, with more than 1,100 historical newspapers from all 50 states.


22 minute video on how to use America's Historical Newspapers database

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