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American History MA - Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman: Home

Resource guide for students enrolled in the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History.

Core Resources

Journal Articles

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Library Catalog

Your Campus Login for Muscat Plus

sign in with muscat plusTo access ebooks and journal articles, you will be prompted for your Gettysburg College login (your user name is the start of your email address).

Use the "Sign In" link in the upper-right corner before you search to skip login requests for some resources and save/pin items.

View our Muscat Plus tutorial for a quick overview of your search options, accessing an ebook or journal article, or signing into your account.

Filtering Results to Online Resources Only

Interlibrary loan services or requests for physical materials are not available to Gilder-Lehrman Gettysburg College MA students.

To see everything MA students can access, filter your search results in Muscat Plus from "Everything" to "Online Resources" only.

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Digital Collections

Need Library Help?

If you have any questions, please contact a librarian via email (, through our online chat service, or by phone (717-337-6600). If emailing, use your email address to avoid your message hitting our spam filter.

During the academic year, librarians are available:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 am-5 pm and 6-10 pm
  • Friday: 9 am-3 pm
  • Sunday: 6 pm-10 pm


You may find these tutorials helpful for accessing materials and making the most of your Gettysburg College access.

Selected Primary Source Databases

As a MA student at Gettysburg College, you have access to a wealth of primary sources, many of which are available online. A selection of resources is included in the following tabs.

For a full listing of available digital collections, please refer to the A-Z list of primary source digital collections.

The general History research guide also allows you to browse collections by source type, time period, or geographical region.

Please note: all newspapers are listed in the Muscat Plus catalog by title.