Tuesday, February 3, 2009

History Research

I learned that when it comes to doing research for a history paper that Bill the resource librarian is who I should talk to. He taught me that I should start off at the Oliin web page, and use either the research guides or article indexes, when look for scholarly material. Foxhunt can also be usefull as well as the advanced catalog search when trying to locate books. He showed us some great reference books that focus on US history; for example: Dictionary of American History, American Decades, and the Encyclopedia of American Urban History, to name a few. These are all found on the main floor of the library. He also gave us come websites like the Library of Congress, Documenting the American South, American Social History Online, and Primary Sources in Chicago. All of the above ways of finding good articles will be useful for our project on the History of Chicago.

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