US History assignment: I'm researching a contemporary problem and its historical roots


To get you started in your research, try the History resources below, and contact a librarian if you have questions.

Librarians are happy to help you 24/7.

  1. Start at the SCC Library homepage

  2. Choose: Library Databases A-Z


Suggested databases:

Gale eBooks or Credo Reference  (Scholarly encyclopedias are a great 1st source to get an overview and history of your topic, plus additional trusted sources.)

  • Example search: "freedom of speech"

CQ Researcher (Objective reports on current and controversial issues)

  • Example search: "voting rights"

HISTORY databases (Use any of the library's history databases.)


Additional Resources:

eBook Collection or ProQuest Ebook Central    
You're not expected to read an entire book on your topic, but you might find a chapter or some pages ebook databases which you want to use as a research source.


Try a Google search for websites from US government entities. 

  • Example database:

Example search: 

  •  AND  "income tax"  AND  history  AND  timeline
  •  AND  "income tax"  AND  history 



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