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
- Finding Books
How to find resources, mostly books, in the Online Catalog. Tips on using subject headings to improve search results.
- Finding Scholarly Articles
How to find journal articles and book chapters using article indexes and full text resources.
- Finding Book Reviews.
Book reviews can make useful memory-refreshers.
- Finding Primary Sources
Highlights different collections that are especially useful for discovering resources that could be used as primary source material.
- Reference Sources
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, and sources of factual information. Often excellent places to begin a research project.
- Citing Your Sources
How to manage and document the sources you used during your research.