Below you will find links to Information Skills modules provided by Credo Reference to guide the research process
Finding Background Information/Choosing a Topic
Browse print reference materials and current magazines to spark your topic. Also, look for ideas in these selected databases/ resources that are specific to U.S. History and closely read a few articles to familiarize yourself with keywords and vocabulary relevant to your subject.
Find books, eBooks and videos in the McDonald Library
Thinking About How to Frame Your Search
Library databases are an organized collection of electronic information that allows a user to search for a particular topic, article, book, image or video in a variety of ways (e.g., keyword, subject, author, title).Some databases are general in what they cover, while others are more subject specific. The library provides this information for you for free.
Citing Your Sources
Keep track of where you are finding your information and cite those materials properly. Register for your own account once you are on the site.