HST 2122: Young Republic: America, 1787-1860
Books in the Main Stacks
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- Citation of Sources
This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Find Subject Articles
Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
= database and full text info.
Long Island Forum
The Long Island Forum was indexed by Patchogue-Medford Library - see below for link to this index.
Long Island Historical Journal
The Long Island Historical Journal is indexed by PERSI - PERSI is not avaialable at Dowling College
New York History
New York History is indexed for each volume at the end of that volume. There is NO general index.
National Web Sites
The American Presidents at the Miller Center
The Miller Center of Public Affairs is a research center focused upon American governance based at the University of Virginia. For information about any of the presidents click on the name of the president. [This may take some time to load up. Be patience, the site is worth it!] A basic biography will appear. At the top is a drop down menu that offers more in-depth information about various aspects of the president’s life, presidency, and events occurring during his administration.
American Treasures of the Library of Congress
This is a permanent exhibit of art, paper documents, and objects housed at the Library of Congress. While some of the items may be outside the scope of this course most are applicable. Click on “Memory” and then click on “Memory Galley A” for your time period.
The History Channel
The History Channel is more than a cable channel that provides history oriented entertainment. It hosts a website that supports its programs, with study guides and document links. This is their main link for their study guides. Their resources and web links are imbedded in the print guide. Click on the applicable study guide go the resource list at the end of the document to locate print and web links.
The National Archive keeps the government records of the United States. There are MANY primary documents here. Please use the search box to locate documents. It is best used for documents related to the presidents, national events, and especially military action, for example, the War of 1812.
Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is more than an educational and cultural television network. It hosts a website that supports its programs, many of which are historically oriented. This is their main link for United States history. Click on one that is applicable or use their search box to see if your topic is covered.
New York (State) History Web Sites
New York Heritage Digital Collections
New York Heritage is a website gathered by the New York Library Network. This website is composed of 160+ digital collections with documents about New York History. “Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more.”
New York History Net
New York History Net was created by Institute for New York State Studies. This website is a collection of materials about New York history and its historic sites. To locate historic sites, use the left sidebar, click on any of the following: featured sites, local sites, or organizations.
The main page covers general New York State information and resources; click on “Choose a county” and when map appears click on desired county (Suffolk, Nassau, Queens) and a page with county specific links will appear.
New York (State) Historic Sites Web Sites
New York’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
New York’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) works to preserve and protect New York State’s historic sites. Sites are registered with any or all of the town, county, state, or the national registers of historic sites. Many of these sites are privately owned and may not be visited without permission of owner and often do not have their own website. To locate a historic site, click on “Online Resources” and then click on the white box on the right. Remember to jot down the USER ID and PASSWORD in box to access the SPHINX database.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for New York State oversees numerous historic sites throughout the State. This website acts as a portal for the individual websites of their historic sites. To locate these historic sites, click on “Historic Sites” on the yellow header near the top of the page, a form will appear allowing you to select features about the historic site you are interested in visiting, such as location and features. Click what you are interested in and hit [submit].\\\
Long Island History Web Sites
Long Island Books Online
This is a collection of historical book about Long Island that has been scanned and loaded by SUNY Stony Brook. The collection is varied in content.
Long Island Forum Index
The index for the Long Island Forum was created by the Patchogue Medford Library. It covers the full run of the magazine from its beginning (volume 1, issue 1) until its completion (volume 67, issue 2).
Long Island Genealogy
Long Island Genealogy offers three very useful sections: family histories under “Surname Database”; town histories & town records under “Long Island Records”; and a collection of various resources found on the main page.
Suffolk Historic Newspapers
This site offers access to seven historic newspapers from Suffolk County variously covering the timeframe of 1839–1931. These newspapers include: Corrector (Sag Harbor - 1858–1871); County Review (Riverhead 1903–1923); Long Island Traveler (Cutchogue 1883–1893); Long Islander (Huntington 1839–1859); Port Jefferson Echo (Port Jefferson 1892–1904); South Side Signal (Babylon 1870–1883).
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