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American History

LIBRARY Resources

Books: Click on the Catalog link above in the toolbar to search for books in the library. (Most of the the relevant texts have already been put on a cart for you class.)

Databases: Click on the Research link above in the toolbar, then the database drop-down menu. Remember that database articles will already have a citation prepared for you!

  • Student Resources in Context, will be the one you're most familiar with.
  • In Gale ebooks for Research, try searching "1920s."

Video Resources

On a Chromebook: Adobe Express

  • Very easy to use
  • Log in with Google and select "slideshow"
  • Will need to save videos on a desktop computer (available in the LMC) ​& upload from there
  • Can easily add copyright-free images and music​
  • Example

On an iPhone/iPad/iMac: iMovie

  • ​Easy to use and built into all Mac products
  • Will need to convert any videos shot on an Android into the right format
  • Easily add copyright-free music
  • Example 

​​On Androids: CapCut

  • Free app on Google Play store
  • ​Tutorial can be found here
  • Example

Citation Resources

MyBib.Com - An easy, ad-free site to help you create citations. Make sure you choose the correct type of source (book, website, image, etc.) before beginning. Remember that databases cite for you, so no need to use MyBib for those!


Purdue OWL MLA - This is the most useful site for all thing related to citation for students of all ages. Be sure to use the links on the left to help you navigate to other pages. 

Owl @ Purdue Channel MLA - YouTube channel about citation
MLA Sample Paper