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HIST 3270/4000: 1960s America


Searching for sources in a big research project can be overwhelming, so this guide is here to help! As you are working on your research, use this guide to help you find relevant and appropriate sources.

What's in this Guide:

Get Started: Start with reference sources to get an overall view of your topic.

Find Books: Search the library's collections for books and ebooks to use as sources.

Find Articles: Search the library's databases for scholarly articles to use as sources.

Primary Sources: Search the library's databases for primary sources, such as newspaper articles and government documents.

Search Tips: Learn tips and tricks for searching academic databases.

Cite Sources: Get help on how to cite your sources correctly.

Why Use Reference Materials?

Reference Sources:

  • Provide background info/brief overviews on a subject
  • Provide key terms, persons, etc. to add to database searches
  • Lead to more useful sources
  • Help you narrow down your topic

Reference Sources

Reference Librarian

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Jillian Collier
Library Office #111

Library Director

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Betsy Byrd
Library Office #108