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United States History from 1877

Guide developed for Dr. Verna's Intro to U.S. History Since 1877 class. Contains resources for the study of U.S. History from Reconstruction (1865) until the 1970s.


Welcome to this LibGuide. This guide provides an introduction to library research services and specific history resources. These resources cover United States History from about 1865 — Present.


  • Brainstorm— How to start conducting research.
  • Citation— How to organize your research to effectively write and cite a paper or project.
  • Reference— How to find background information when getting started with research.
  • Sources (Scholarly/Primary)— How to differentiate between Scholarly & Popular articles. How to determine if material qualifies as a primary or secondary source.
  • Articles— How to use the FIU Databases to locate scholarly articles that will further your research.
  • Help— Where to go if you need a little more help.

Also in this Introduction page are the latest headlines in the History department. Check out the latest departmental information!

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Christopher M. Jimenez

This LibGuide is provided with an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license

If you would like to reuse any part of this LibGuide for noncommercial educational or instructional purposes, please contact and credit the guide's creator, Christopher M. Jimenez, Associate Web Services Librarian at the FIU Libraries, and include a link to this guide.