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HIST 598: Topics in Modern U.S. History: Voting Rights History since 1865

Research guide for HIST 568 (Fall 2023 - Winter 2024)

Getting Started

Find Secondary Sources

Find books

Find books by searching the Library Catalogue by keyword or by subject heading. Try subject heading searches such as:

  • su: Voting United States History
  • su: Voter registration Government policy United States
  • su: Minorities Suffrage United States History

Tip: also try searching for books assigned in class and seeing what subject headings have been applied to those books.

Law Library:

Don't forget to visit the Gelber Law Library! All books with a call number beginning with K (Law) are located in the Law Library.

Find peer-reviewed articles

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Newspapers & Periodicals


Primary Source Collections



History as a discipline uses the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations, and usually the Notes-Bibliography form. This requires creating properly formatted footnotes footnotes and a Bibliography for your assignments. Resources to understand the Chicago style of citations are included below.


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McGill University Collections Centre

Books are on the move from McLennan Redpath in Winter 2024!


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