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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HST 3000 - Seminar in Historical Research (Matthews)

Find Books
You can browse the library's history books in these areas:
  • E151-183 United States - General works - encyclopedias, etc.
  • E740-749 General works on the 20th century
  • E813-E816 Truman's administrations
  • E835-837 Eisenhower's administrations
  • E841-843 Kennedy's administration
  • E846-851 Johnson's administrations
  • E855-861 Nixon's administrations
  • E865-868 Ford's administration
  • E872-875 Carter's administration
  • E876-880 Reagan's administrations
  • E881-884 George H. W. Bush's administration
  • E885-889 Clinton's administrations
  • E902-904 George W. Bush's administrations
  • E907-909 Obama's administration
Find Articles
Locate a Cited Article

The reference lists and bibliographies of books and journal articles that you find will help identify other valuable materials on your topic. Your next step is to determine whether KL owns that book or journal article.

e.g.: Suppose you find the following citation in the bibliography of a book or article you're reading:
Michael Ottolenghi, “Harry Truman’s Recognition of Israel,” The Historical Journal 47 no. 4 (2004): 963–88.

Check to see if KL owns this item by entering the article title in OneSearch, using quotation marks around it.
If Kresge Library does not have this article, you can order a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

Find Primary Sources
Newspapers Government documents Images and audio-visual sources
  • ARTstor: A digital library of more than one million images.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff VAST: Academic Video Online : a video database documenting American history (presidential speeches, TV news coverage, etc.)
Digitized sources At KL
Search the Library Catalog. Often, important primary sources are gathered together and reprinted in books. The following words and phrases in the Subject Headings of a book record may indicate that the item contains primary source material:
--Sources --Photography
--Personal Narratives --Interviews
--Correspondence --Sermons
--Diaries --Songs and music
--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. --Facsimiles
--Records and correspondence --Manuscripts

For example, search "Eisenhower correspondence"

The History Research Guide and the Midddle Eastern History Guide list other online primary source collections.
Additional information


Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Writing Help

Writing Resources for Students
Find in-depth information about the mechanics of writing, MLA/APA citations, avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Writing Center
The consultants can help you with every stage of the writing process.

Citation style
K. Turabian, A Manual for Writers
(Ref.  LB 2369 .T8 2013)
Library Contact
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Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages

Office hours: W 3-5pm

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Last updated by D. Daniel, 12/06/18


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