CLIO Notes on America: History and Life

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CLIO Notes for America: History & Life will guide you through subjects in United States history, by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in American history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire America: History and Life database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.

CLIO Notes provides a new way of exploring historical periods. Created with the help of historians and librarians, it helps gather necessary information quickly through expanded searching opportunities for studying historical periods in detail and providing guidance through the key historical and cultural issues covered in American history courses:

  • Concise overviews of 22 historical periods taught in American history courses
  • Detailed chronologies provide global context for major events and issues of each period
  • Study questions help paper topics selection and prepare for class discussions
  • Unique lists of searching terms compiled by the database’s editors

You will find CLIO Notes inside the America: History & Life database on the blue bar at the top of the screen.


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