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American History Through Inventions or Objects (Spring 2017): Home

Ms. Wilson


Monday through Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 & Friday
8:00 am - 3:00

Closed weekends and school holidays

Hours subject to change in accordance with the school calendar

Summer Hours


Monday through Friday

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Research Checklist


  • Check the Reserve books on the cart
    • Be sure to look at the bibliographies of relevant articles
    • Start to compile a list of search terms
  • Search the library catalog
    • Retrieve print books and CHECK OUT TODAY!
    • Make note of e-books to consult later
  • After reading overview articles and/or book chapters, consult the selected databases
  • Document ALL sources used in NoodleBib (Chicago advanced format)

Proejct Description

Your challenge is to tell a story about a decade of American history through one carefully-chosen invention or object from that time period.  You will use the object or invention to reveal larger trends or issues in American history.  This research guide will connect you to credible resources to supply context and to support your argument(s).  Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to talk to Ms. Wilson or a librarian.  Enjoy the process!
Permission sought

Contact a Librarian

Feel free to contact a librarian for research or citation assistance. We are generally available in our offices for drop in help or scheduled appointments throughout the academic day.

Liesel Good
Office: CFL, Main Level

Karen McCarthy
Office: CFL, Main Level

Heather McCulley
Office: CFL, Upper Level

Pamela Nye
Office: CFL, Upper Level