Welcome to the CSM Library Research Guide for local, California and United States History. Please use the tabs to search for Books, Articles & Databases, and Web Resources. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the CSM Librarians.
Primary research is the study of history using primary resources. Using these resources, students and scholars strive to find new views of history based on first hand accounts, not other scholars interpretation or analysis of the events. A primary resource for history typically has these characteristics:
Secondary research is the studying history using a combination of primary and secondary sources. A secondary source for history typically has any of these characteristics: