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Contemporary United States History

Guide to U.S. History since 1945. Initially created for Dr. Royles' Fall 2018 AMH 3270 class.


Welcome to this LibGuide. This guide provides an introduction to library research services and specific history resources. These resources have been curated Contemporary United States History, approx. 1945 — 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 and the Department of History Student Organization (DOHGSA). Check out the latest departmental information!

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Christopher Jimenez, FIU Libraries

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 Jimenez, Web Services Librarian at the FIU Libraries, and include a link to this guide.