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This History and Humanities research guide will help you find books, articles, and cite your sources using Chicago and MLA styles.


This History and Humanities research guide will help you find books, eBooks, articles, and cite sources using Chicago and MLA styles. It will also provide a quick guide to how Historical subjects are organized in the library.

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Breakdown of Resources

Books- Books are a great sources and work very well to find background information when starting research. This guide shows how to search for them and how to use call numbers to find them.

Articles- Articles can either supply specific information and statistics about your subject or can provide background information. The guide will show how to use them and which databases work well for this subject.

Citing- How to cite the information you find and why it is important. The guide also shows you where to get help when you need it for building a reference list.

Database Quicklinks


The library carries copies of many of the textbooks needed for your classes. Textbooks are available for 2-hour checkout, 7-day checkout, and in some cases 28-day checkout (check with your professor if they accept earlier editions). Search the catalog below for availability. 

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The 2-hour and 7-day versions are available at the circulation desk on the first floor. The 28-day checkout copies are available in the stacks (2nd and 3rd floor of the library, depending on the call number). If you have any questions, check in with the Librarian at the reference desk!

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