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History, Humanities & Social Sciences

Research guides on a wide variety of topics related to the humanities, general history, and the social sciences, created by subject specialists in the Library of Congress Researcher and Reference Services Division. Librarians provide onsite reference service in the Library's Main Reading Room—the principal point for gaining access to the general collections of books and bound periodicals—as well as online service through Ask a Librarian.


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Through the specialists in the Library's Main Reading Room, we provide general reference assistance in the subject areas of history, humanities and the social sciences. View FAQs or use our online form to ask a librarian for help.
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