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Presidential History: A Resource Guide

The Library of Congress’s collections are rich with resources related to U.S. presidential history. This guide compiles print materials, digital collections, subscription databases, and links to external websites.


The Library of Congress's collections contain a wide variety of materials related to the history of U.S. presidents, including print resources, digital collections, and subscription databases. This guide serves as an entry point for researchers interested in learning more about presidential history. Topics include general histories of the presidency, inaugurations, elections, vice presidents, first ladies, and cabinet members. External websites that provide historical information on the American presidency are also compiled.

The Library of Congress has also produced a series of research guides that focus on individual presidents that can be found on the Main Reading Room's homepage.