What or Who do I Look for?
Ok, so you are supposed to do research about early Americans during 1776-1876. Here are some of the ways you can get started on finding a topic:
1. Look in your textbook or other class materials that will give you ideas for groups; like native Americans, slaves, women, or the entitled citizens known as landowners, politians, farmers, merchants, tradesmen, etc.
2. Look at online search directories like Google or Yahoo. Below are links to Yahoo and Google that list directory topics. These may help you to decide on a topic then search in our online databases (see box to the right).
3. If you have trouble finding books in our library, you should also try your local public library or one of the four university libraries that allow borrowing privileges to our AP/Honors students. If you are in any AP or Honors class, you qualify--please ask us how to get access to these libraries. Listed below are web addresses of the major public library systems in our area.
You can check the online catalog for books in the main and branch libraries as well as use their free databases with your library card number.
This is the page for online databases for LA County Library. On the home page, you will also find the catalog search in the upper left corner.
Look for the catalog and other services.
Look for catalog and databases.
1. The database passwords can be found by logging into Cubview, go to Burns Library group page at http://cubview.loyolahs.edu/pg/groups/143509/fritz-b-burns-library/ "Group Files." While you are at it, join our group!
2. Search these databases for historical background regarding US History.
Video: Revolutionary War Era
Very interesting, multi-part video about some of the common people in the American Revolutionary War.