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Reference for History


U.S. History

This is a brief guide to material at BC providing reference (dictionaries, encyclopedia, biographies, bibliographies, indices, and more) on historical topics.

Reference Shelf for U.S. History

This page provides access points to BC's subscriptions to reference material for United States history. Here, you can find resources for finding definitions (e.g., dictionaries); suggested scholarly material (e.g., bibliographies); as well as background material and explanations written by experts in their fields (e.g., encyclopedia and handbooks).  

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Find Definitions



    Find Scholarship

    Find Biographical Information (Who's Who)

    Find Background Information

    Individual Titles

    Handbooks and Companions

    Individual Titles

    For Additional Help

    For additional recommendations, contact your History Liaison, Erin, at or schedule an appointment.