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History 498B: Lincoln, Visual Culture, and Nation Building   Tags: history  

A course guide.
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This course guide has two main purposes:

  1. To save you time in your research.
  2. 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!

Mary Stuart
History Librarian
244-0797 | m-stuart (at)

Geoffrey Ross
Collections and Services Specialist
333-9558 | gtross (at)

©2009 Mary Stuart


Table of Contents

I. Literature Review
What it is; why you would do one; and where to begin.
II. Books
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.
III. Locating a Book or Journal Article by Title
IV. Article Databases
Information on finding articles in scholarly journals using article indexes and full-text journal collections.
V. Newspapers
Covers sources for magazines and newspapers. Includes a section on finding obituaries.
VI. Images
Resources for finding images that can be used as primary sources. Emphasizes online collectins.
VII. Reference Sources
Sources that provide a broad overview of a subject, or fast and authoritative answers to factual questions.
VIII. Citing Your Sources
Information on using Chicago style, as well as a section on 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.

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