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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HST 4980 - Historical Research Seminar (Matthews)

Remote Library Services
Find Books
At Kresge Library:
Beyond Kresge Library:
  • MelCat
    A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff WorldCat
    A catalog of materials owned by libraries worldwide. How to export to RefWorks . Use it to find items at other libraries that you can request through inter-library loan.

Cambridge Histories Online - a series of historical overviews written by prominent historians, with bibliographies and historiographical essays on the Middle East: Search inside the Cambridge Histories database to find more.
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
Government documents
Images and audio-visual sources
Digitized sources The History Research Guide and the Midddle Eastern History Guide list other online primary source collections.

Often, important primary sources are gathered together and reprinted in books.  Use the Library Catalog advanced search to find them.  For example, search "Eisenhower correspondence"
Additional information


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

Research Assistance

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Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages

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