History 499; United States and Wars in Asia, Library Resources (Spring 2018)
Greg Armento, History Librarian
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PAGE provides an overview of services available in the library.
REFERENCE MATERIAL: Print or Online Encyclopedias
Use OneSearch Book Search to find books and media we have.
If you want higher relevancy in your results, try a OneSearch Subject Keyword Search for terms within a subject (ordescriptor) heading, and will result in more highly relevant books. If you place an asterisk* at the end of the word, you will catch all word variants. So if you type in word*, it will find all subject headings using the terms: word or words or wordiness or wordy or wordsmith, etc.
Add the word sources to find books that have documents in them
Search for, politicians and historians by AUTHOR or SUBJECT. Search for or John Foster Dulles or Henry Kissinger as keyword searches to list books by publication date to find publications concurrent with the historical event, (these may be primary sources)
BOOK AND JOURNAL LOANING OPTIONS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES
LINK+ To rapidly get books from other libraries that we don’t have or that are out.
BeachReach Our interlibrary loan service for journals not in LINK+.
Both services described here
SPECIFIC CSULB HISTORY SUBJECT PAGES
RETROSPECTIVE DATABASES: CONTENT PUBLISHED OVER 100 YEARS AGO
American Periodicals Series Online Has full text facsimile access to over 1,100 popular and scholarly periodicals published between 1740 to 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals and many other historically-significant periodicals.
Congressional Hearings 1824-2003. Testimony before congress, investigations, documents, transcripts.
Historical Los Angeles Times, 1881-1991 Full text online coverage of the L.A.T.
Historical New York Times, 1851-2009 Full text online coverage of the N.Y.T.
Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890 -1983 Covers popular magazines from the period.
Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective 1907 - 1983 Covers 1200 scholarly journal content
Times (Of London) 1786-2010 (Excludes Sunday Times) Full text newspaper content.
CURRENT RESEARCH DATABASES
To find the articles in databases, look for the SFX link in each citation. It may look like this It is a shortcut to the article online. If we don’t have the article in the building, or online use ARTICLE REACH To rapidly get journal articles we don’t have, from other libraries.
Academic Search Complete Accesses nearly 6000 journals. Provides comprehensive interdisciplinary coverage 1990 to date.
China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database. Find full text Chinese language scholarly journal and content.
CiNii National Institute of Informatics (Japan) Find scholarly articles and books in Japanese.
Dissertations and Theses Provides full text access to thousands of PhD dissertations back to the 1960s.
International Political Science Abstracts. Scholarly articles indexed since 1950..
JSTOR Online Journal Archive A full text archive of core scholarly journal literature in the social sciences and humanities dating back to the 1850s.
WestlawNext Go to NEWS and you can search worldwide newspaper coverage back to the 1980s.
CFOR HELP IN CITING HISTORICAL MATERIALS, STYLES SEARCH ENGINES, SEE
GOOGLE SEARCH TOOLS FOR FINDING SCHOLARLY INTERNET RESOURCES
Google google.com Search Tips--to find sites at types of domains: type in
Use domain stems to find sites in specific internet realms
Google Books will allow you to read chapters of selected books. You may find be able to find these in COAST or LINK+
Google Scholar to find scholarly journal articles. If you do this in the library, you may find full text articles you can open.
ONLINE DOCUMENTS COVERING U.S. HISTORY
FBI Freedom of Information Act "Vault". Declassified documents viewable online.
Foreign Relations of the United States Selected documents available online from 1953-1976. And in library since 1941 under KX 233 A3.
National Security Archive at George Washington University