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HIST 2499/HIST 4499: The Wild, Wild, West: Quick Links

Quick Links


This page, added in September 2019, just provides links to some of the electronic resources mentioned in the library instruction session.


Online catalog (to find books and e-books)


Library of Congress classification for books on the U.S. (E-F)


Gale Virtual Reference Library (PDF for several multi-volume reference books, including Dictionary of American History, Women in American History, Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture 2008 edition, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2013 edition).




America: History & Life


JSTOR (use quotation marks for phrases, e.g. “great plains,” “dust bowl”


I recommend trying the two databases above first.  Other possibilities:


Use the Reference library guide if you want to review Boolean operators and the basics of database searching (or see the reference librarian).

For full text of books published before 1923, you may want to try the following:



See the reference librarian for assistance or if you have questions (you can also e-mail arobinson@lagrange.edu or  refdesk@lagrange.edu).

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