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The History guide provides links to reliable database and web resources.

Reference Books

A good place to start gathering information about the American Civil War

The Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America   REF CD 3047.B4 1986

The Union: A Guide to Federal Archives Relating to the Civil War   REF CD 3047.M8 1986

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War - A Political, Social, and Military History (5 vol.)   REF E 468.E53 2000

Historical Dictionary of the Civil War & Reconstruction   REF E 468.R53 2004

Civil War Almanac   REF E 468.F85 2007

Encyclopedia of the Confederacy (4 vol.)   REF E 487.E55 1993

Smithsonian's Great Battles & Battlefields of the Civil War   REF E 641.W48 1997

RefWorks / Manage Your Research


RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Set up an account using your UAA/APU user ID and Password, and start organizing and sharing your research.

Starting Points

American Civil War Web Resources

Overview of Post-War Reconstruction 

About the Ken Burns Series, The Civil War

Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress

Confederate States of America Documents at Yale

American Civil War Virtual Library 

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