WRTG3020: After the Holocaust
- Articles & News
- Primary Sources & Statistics
Books are an important source, especially for history. They give you the broad overview and context you need. They are also a good place to find obscure information, because only books have the large scope to incoporate minor things.
Chinook is the catalog for books and other materials owned by the CU Libraries. Articles are not in Chinook
- Use the facets on the side to narrow your results
- Use broader keywords, your topic is probably covered in a book about a more general subject
- Request books that are checked out from prospector.
Allows you to search within a book for content. You can often find specfic facts that are included but not be a main focus of the book. Once you find a book, check our library to see if we own that book.
Worldcat will search most American libraries and some foreign libraries. You can request books via Interlibrary Loan (ILL), there will be a link in the Worldcat to "Request from ILLiad."
Finding Articles & News
Finding articles in journals & magazines requires using a database, which brings together the individual titles from multiple magazines and makes them searchable. Indexes are often focused on a specific subject. Articles are not in Chinook.
- Use more specific searches to find articles
- Use the "Find it at CU" button to find full text, if there is none, use Document Delivery/ILL
- Think of what discipline would publish articles about your topic
Use this database to find scholarly articles on history
A good database for researching more contemporary topics, includes recent news and magazine articles.
Sociology is the discipline that will contain the most articles on subjects like race, poverty, and society
Finding Other Databases
The interdisciplinary nature of your assignments mean you will probably need to use other databases then the ones I've listed. Use the library's databases page to locate databases for most subjects here.
Accessing Resources from Off Campus
|In order to use the databases listed below (and any other licensed resources provided by the library), you MUST download, install, and run VPN software. For more information about VPN, please see the library's page on Off Campus Access.|
Finding Primary Sources
Many of you asked about finding primary sources. Primary sources can include a huge variety of documents from pictures to newspaper articles. When, where, and what kind are important questions when looking for primary sources.
Use our Finding Primary Sources Guide for many more resources.
Some Databases for Primary Sources
Search Historical Newspapers articles from 6 major american newspapers back to the 1800's. Use our guide for Finding News for many other resources
News photo from AP that stretch back more then a century. Use our guide for Finding Images for more image databases
Searches across the digital libraries of many european countries, includes images and documents.
Searchable archive of the Times of London newspaper.
A great source for Historical government information.
Use our Finding Data & Statistics page to learn about finding statistics. You may want to talk to a librarian about finding the statistics you need.
You can use the OWL online guide to find clear guides to how to cite your source.
Automate your Bibliography
There are several programs available that allow you to save citations you find on the web and automaticaly generate bibliographies. Using them at the outset of your research means you won't have to go back. These are huge time savers!
A Firefox plugin that easily captures citations from library catalogs and article databases. Integrates with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice to generate bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations. Allows annotation and the generation of annotated bibliographies
Stand alone software that allows you to organize your citations, add pdf's, and annotate. Integrates with word processing software.