Welcome to this guide to support your History of American Higher Education research. Use the menu at the left to explore resources for your policy report or research paper. 

Sources to help you identify topics

Encyclopedias and handbooks can also help you define a topic of interest. Use them to:

  • Get an overview of a new or complex topic
  • Find out the names of key authors in a given area
  • Locate terms that you can use in your research
  • Help narrow (or expand) your topic
  • Locate a bibliography of sources to help you start your research.

To find a handbook or encyclopedia in a specific subject area, add (handbooks OR encyclopedias) to a HOLLIS search.

Work smarter: Meet with a research librarian

Save time and make a research librarian smile--the best part of our day is meeting with students. 

Work with us to:

  • brainstorm your paper topic
  • develop a research strategy for primary and secondary sources
  • learn to how to find and use relevant resources
  • learn about Zotero to manage references and format reference lists

Schedule a research appointment.