This course guide has two main purposes:
- To save you time in your research.
- To help make your research more successful.
For much more in-depth information on conducting historical research, please visit our guide on Library Research for History Students.
If you have any questions about this guide, or about your research for this class, then please don't hesitate to contact us!
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Table of Contents
- I. Books
- How to find books using the Online Catalog: what the online catalog is, why you would use it, and how to use it most effectively.
- II. More Books
- Collections of digitized books.
- III. Journals
- Information on finding articles in scholarly journals using article indexes and full-text journal collections.
- IV. Magazines and Newspapers
- Covers sources for finding 18th century magazines and newspapers.
- V. Reference Sources
- Encyclopedias, bibliographies, factbooks, biographies.
- VI. Other Sources
- More places to look for primary sources, and some strategies for when you run out of ideas.
- VII. Citing Your Sources
- Information on using Chicago Style, and free citation management software.
Lend your Classmates a Hand. . .
Throughout the guide you will be able to leave comments, tips, or warnings for your classmates. Feel free to post notes that you think they might find useful.