Librarians are happy to help you with you research at any point in your process. This can include anything from helping to identify primary sources, tracking down secondary sources, thinking ahead about citations, or simply talking through what you've done so far.
To meet with an available librarian, submit your requested date and time (at least 48 hours in advance).
If you would like to schedule with a specific librarian, you can review their available times and request an appointment.
A librarian will reply to confirm. If you would prefer to meet online via Zoom, please let us know in your request. All other appointments will begin at the Research Help Desk (main floor).
When using the HIST 316 research guide, please keep a few things in mind. The guide provides:
If you have questions or trouble with any of the sources, please ask a librarian.
There are numerous collections of primary source material available in the book collection. Beneath the box is a list of keywords to use in MUSCAT Plus, along with terms like an individual's name, an event, a country, etc. Depending on your topics, the two selected sources below may be good starting points.
In addition to the many secondary sources found in MUSCAT Plus, you can also use keywords to find collections of primary sources in the forms of readers, sourcebooks, or documentary histories. You can combine a country (or other location), person, event, etc. with one of the keywords listed below to catch them in your search.
For example, you might search: Britain AND sources
Similarly, you could search: British AND (documents OR sources)
Using a person, you could search: Churchill AND (letters OR speeches)
This is a small sample of possible keywords for primary sources. Always look at what terms appear in the subjects on the MUSCAT Plus record.
-- pictorial works
-- caricatures and cartoons
|-- personal narratives
-- underground literature
The encyclopedias below are a small selection of the larger collection. They can be a great starting point for names, timelines, and the reference sections. To search across all of our online encyclopedias together, use Gale Virtual Reference Library.