American History Research Guide

American History

Books

To find the books go to FDU.EDU. Next go to “Web Shortcuts” and select libraries from the drop down list. Then select “Search Library Catalog”.  Type in your subject and click search.  If your subject contains more than one word, go to “Advanced”  then type in your subject and make sure it says “Subject” in the box labeled “Within.”  You can also search by title, author, ISBN and call number.

Suggested Databases

Proquest

JSTOR

Academic Search Premier

American Decades

American History Online

African American History Online

Encyclopedia of American Immigration

(To find the databases go to FDU.EDU. Next go to “Web Shortcuts” and select libraries from the drop down list. Then select “FDU Online Library”)

Tutorials

JSTOR  http://about.jstor.org/support-training/help/tutorials

EBSCO http://support.epnet.com/training/flash_videos/basic_search/basic_search.html

Proquest  http://search.proquest.com/help/academic/webframe.html?Help_Overview.html

Other Resources

How to Identify Scholarly Journal Articles - YouTube video from Cornell University Library http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGJ2CYfY9A

Using EBSCO eBook Collection YouTube video from Sierra College Library http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjMi69fOgyU&feature=youtu.be

 

Prepared by Dirk Wijnen

dirk939_wijnen@fdu.edu

August 2012