This guide provides an overview of resources for research in colonial, revolutionary, and early national U.S. history, or what historian Karin Wulf and others have come more broadly to call "vast early America." You will find information on:
Reference works, such as the Oxford Bibliographies and Cambridge Histories
Subject databases for finding the latest journal literature
Primary source databases, both newspaper and digitized manuscript collections
How to find archival sources at Yale and beyond
Print, digital, and microform formats are all covered to provide a broader starting point for research.
And, via JSTOR, the following forum in The William and Mary Quarterly:
Links to some best bets for research in the colonial, revolutionary, and early national eras. Be sure to check the remaining pages on this guide for more resources and suggestions.