California History Research Guides

View of Richard Dillon and an unidentified staff member seated at desks in the Sutro Library Research Room. Books stacked on the tables and on shelves; bust of Adolph Sutro at left. Union card file lining on both sides of corridor. Two women at work filing.  Shows staff and patrons in Government Publications reading room. Sacramento, April, 1970.

Are you stumped? We can help! The California History Room librarians have spent hundreds of hours developing research guides for specific California topics. You can see our current guides below. If you cannot find a guide to the topic you are researching or if you still have questions, please contact us.

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General California Guides

Location Specific Guides

Genealogy Guides

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