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!
244-0797 | m-stuart (at) illinois.edu
Collections and Services Specialist
333-9558 | gtross (at) illinois.edu
Table of Contents
- Reference Works
- Locating a Book or Journal by Title
- Journal Articles
- Literature Review
- What is a Literature Review?
- Catalogs and Indexes
- Full Text Resources
- Online Catalog
- Why Bother With Subject Headings?
- Some Example Subject Headings
- Searching the Online Catalog
- Digitized Book Collections
- America: History and Life
- Other Article Databases
- Collections of Online Journals
- Digitized Newspapers
- Newspapers on Microfilm
- Using Newspapers on Microfilm
- Other Sources
- Government Information
- Business Information
- Other Sources of Interest
- Citing Your Sources
- Managing Your Sources (Zotero)
- Chicago Manual of Style
- Guides to Chicago Style
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.