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Doing a project on the 13 American colonies? Use the sources below to find books, articles, and information. If you need more assistance, see a children’s librarian or contact us at childrenslibrary@darienlibrary.org or 203-669-5235.


We recommend the databases listed below to research your topic. They are a good starting point. Many of these are subscriptions paid for by the Library, providing access to premium resources that can give you far more information than a simple Google search.

Search Terms

When searching in the catalog use these terms and subjects.

  • Colonies
  • United States--History
  • United States--Social Life and Customs

Library Sections

Visit these sections of the children’s library collection for books about this topic.

  • American Colonial Period, 1607-1775: Kids Then & Now 973.2
  • Periods of Revolution and Confederation: Kids Then & Now 973.3
  • Northeastern United States: Kids Then & Now 974

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