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History Resource Guide (Lake Worth): Home

History research requires books, journal and newspaper articles, government documents, primary documents and more. Use this guide to lead you to the best sources.

The Libraries at Palm Beach State College

PBSC students have access to print books, eBooks and  over 100 library databases containing a variety of reliable sources for their research needs. Faculty librarians are available to help you with your research assignments and formatting your papers and citations.

The library homepage contains library information including library hours, links to reserve study rooms;  make an appt. with a librarian; borrow books and other materials; access the library databases, and tutorial videos.

Access the Palm Beach State College Library webpage here

Reference Services

Ask a Librarian


Reference assistance is available via online chat, text, email and phone.

  • Online Chat
    Ask a Librarian's chat service lets you get live assistance from a librarian. Palm Beach State librarians and librarians throughout the state are available for research help.  The Ask A Librarian service is open statewide from 10am - 12am Sunday - Thursday and 10am - 5pm Friday and Saturday.




  • Text Reference
    Send your questions via text or SMS to (561) 945-8535.
  • E-mail Reference

    Use the online form to submit questions. We will respond within 24 hours Monday through Thursday. Emails received during holiday closings will be answered when the library re-opens.

History Links

Here are some helpful resources for locating primary source documents for research papers. The list includes The Library of Congress, The State Library of Florida, The New York Public Library, The Historical Society of Palm Beach County archives and other primary resource items such as census and genealogy information, maps and more.

What are Databases?

Citing and Evaluating your Sources

Google: Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search

Google: Google Books Search

Google Book Search