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. Literature Review
What it is, and how to begin it.
How to find books in both print and digitized formats. Introduces the Online Catalog: what the online catalog is, why you would use it, and how to use it most effectively.
IV. Article Databases
Information on finding articles in scholarly journals using article indexes and full-text journal collections.
Covers sources for magazines and newspapers. Includes a section on finding film reviews.
VI. Other Source Collections
Tips on finding other kinds of sources, like images. Includes a section on shelf browsing as a strategy for discovering material.
VII. Reference Sources
Covers sources like encyclopedias, almanacs, biographical information.
VIII. Citing Your Sources.
Information on how to manage your citations during the course of your research. Also covers compiling a bibliography using 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.