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AS2 Research Paper Project : Book (print & eBook) Resources

A guide to resources for Mr. Smarick's American Studies II students to write a clear and concise paper based on a topic relating to an approved U.S. history topic in the period 1866 - 2010.

OHS Print Library Books

The  OHS library catalog is the place to start to identify books and eBooks held in the Library's collections.

Be sure to use the filters on the left-hand sidebar.  This will allow you to limit your search by format, collection, and subject.

Hint:  If you find a book that matches your research interest, be sure to look at the subject headings.  These subject headings may lead you to other useful materials.  For example: 

  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities History 20th century
  • Communisim United States
  • Motion picture industry United States
  • Blacklisting of entertainers United States History 20th century

eBook Resources (multi-user & single-user access)

All eBooks can be opened with the access links, which can be found by clicking on the titles or covers of the books below. Please ask library staff for help in locating the access link, if needed. Some books are multi-user sources, meaning multiple students can read the book simultaneously (Gale password for remote use: bears). Single-use sources require you to check out the eBook with your student identification number; please ask Library staff for help, as needed. 

The list, below, is not an exhaustive list. To find other eBooks at the OHS Library check the OHS library catalog

Hint: search for more eBooks with the subject "United States history" then filter the format for "eBooks".

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Frederick County Public Library Catalog


Find more books about United States history at the Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL). To check out books from any Frederick County Public Library (FCPL) branch, please use your FCPL Student Success Card (every FCPS student has one!). Please see OHS Library staff if you need assistance with using this "card".