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Last Updated: Jan 14, 2018 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Information Literacy Skills

Below you will find links to Information Skills modules provided by Credo Reference to guide the research process.

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

Register for an account and begin generating your bibliography

CMS Help

Most databases now help with citation.  Look for a button or a link that says citation.  Databases frequently make mistakes, so you have to check them.  

Citation help with MLA Style

Reference Books/Background

These resources provide background on a variety of topics in U.S. History from 1960 going forward

  • American Decades R 973 LAY 11 v.
  • Dictionary of American History 3rd ed.  R 973.03 DIC 10v.
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies R 973.03 ENC 4v.
  • Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History  R 973.04 PAL 6v.
  • Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United Sates  R973.046 OBO 4v.
  • Americans at War: Society and the Homefront (1946- present) R 973 RES v.4
  • The Sixties in America R 973.92 SIX 3v.
  • The Seventies in America R 973.93 SEV 3v
  • The Eighties in America  R 973.927 EIG 3v.
  • Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War  R 959.704 ENC
  • The Vietnam Experience series R 959.7 DOU 12v.
  • Encyclopedia of the Cold War  R 909.82 ARM
  • History in Dispute  R909.82 HIS (vols. 1 & 2 cover the Cold War and Am. Social/Political Movements respectively)
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2nd ed.  R 300.3 DAR
  • Congress and the Nation  R320.973 HAL

Take a look at the print New York Times index section and the specialized indexing that it provides to help you navigate the online historical edition.  Browse the sections in the reference area around these suggested books for more related information. Keep track of where you are finding your sources.


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