Why Use This Page?
This site is meant to be a research guide for people who have history topics. It is important to:
1)Verify you understand your assignment. Can you use books and articles? Does your information have to be from a certain time period? Check Blackboard or contact your history professor if you have any questions.
2)Can you use reference materials? These often give a great brief overview of your topic. You can see some suggestions in the Encyclopedias & Dictionaries tab above.
3)Do you need resources specific to a certain class? Your history classes come with a prefix (i.e. HIEU, HIUS, etc.). We've outlined some specific resources for those courses in the "Specific / Additional Resources" section.
5)Ask Us. Finally, don't forget you can also ask us if you need help. If you're an online student, we've made a page specifically for you to assist with your research.
** So, what do you need? **
1 article or 1 primary source -- Try our general resource list under our Databases tab.
To get a better understanding of my topic -- Ask your professor for help, ask a libarian for help, or try our Encyclopedia and Dictionaries listed in one of the tabs above.
A lot of books -- Try our Books & E-books tab
As much as we have -- 1)Be sure you understand your assignment, 2)Get an overview of the topic, 3)Do some general research, 4)Try course specific tools under "Specific / Additional Resources". 5)Plan enough time to get materials from other libaries. 6)Ask us if you need any help.