Q. How do I find information about the Civil War?
Whenever possible, we suggest using subject terms to refine your search results to only the most narrow and relevant items. For this topic we would recommend the following subject terms to start your search, either together or on their own:
- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
- United States History
- American Civil War
- History of the Americas
- Unionists (United States Civil War)
- Confederate States of America
The Library's databases offer resources for almost any course topic. Visit the Online Library Search to get started with your research.
How to Search With Subject Terms
First, select "Advanced Search."
Next, choose "SU Subject Terms" from the dropdown.
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