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History: Getting Started

Researching at Milner Library

Hello. My name is Vanette Schwartz. I’m the librarian for history. If you have any questions, please contact me.

This History guide can help you with:

  • Getting started with the research process
  • Identifying databases specific to history
  • Techniques for finding subject specific sources such books, articles, etc.
  • Linking to a course specific guide

Conducting research is an iterative process. For more information about how to conduct research, consult the How to Research web guide.

The following steps are helpful in beginning your research in History.

1. For background information on your topic, consult a reference source such as:
Reference Sources in History  or the Dictionary of American History.

2.  Check the list of sources or bibliography in your textbooks.

3. Search for books in your topic in the Milner Library Online Catalog.

4. Search for articles in History databases, such as:
  America History and Life or Historical Abstracts.

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Vanette Schwartz
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309-438-3486