THREE SEARCH TIPS
1. 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. (Don't use the asterisk a google search. It does not work)
2. If you want to force word adjacency or find a phrase, such as "slave rebellion", or "wonders of nature" but your words in quotation marks as shown.
3. If you want synonyms in a search, make capitalize OR (slaves OR servitude OR bondage OR indentured)
FINDING HISTORY BOOKS (print and online)
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 heading, and will result in highly relevant books.
Try some of these subject keyword combinations below in conjunction with an a secondary topic of interest.
Use WORLDCAT for hard to find books and archival material around the world. It identifies over 100 million titles.
Use ARCHIVESGRID will find archival repositories around the U.S.
KEY DATABASES TO USE (ONLINE AND PRINT)
Alt Press Watch. Before 1990 use This is a print newspaper index for "underground" publications. Especially useful for local counterculture history from 1969-1990
American Antiquarian Society: American Periodicals Collection 1684-1912. Full text searchable historical journal content.
American Periodical Series Online 1700-1940 Full text online scholarly and popular articles.
America’s Historical Imprints 1640-1830 Early American publications, books, broadsides and pamphlets, full text.
America's Historical Newspapers Online 1680-1870 (Full text newspapers from the late 1600s to mid 1800s)
. Full text archive online..
ArtStor historical archive of photographs, images, artwork, pictures, paintings from ancient times to the present. (Also consider GETTY IMAGES to find early photographs, drawings, etchings of frontier life.)
California Newspaper Archive 1846-2015 Full text coverage of California newspapers 1846 to date. Covers Long Beach newspapers from the 1930s to present.
Congressional Publications 1824 - 2013. Full text .hearings, testimony, interviews used in preparation for Congressional action, laws, resolutions.
Dissertations and Theses (Full text access to book length PhD writings. Good for original research.)
to find historic images of protests
Global Newsstream Thousands of U.S. and international newspapers full text covering the last 30+ years.
JSTOR (Full text online archive to hundreds of scholarly journals dating back to the 1800s.)
Times of London Digital Archive, 1785-2008 (Daily edition excluding Sunday. Full text content to newspaper)
HISTORIC U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, PRINT, MICROFILM, ONLINE AT CSULB
To find web sites based in that county, use two letter Internet country codes at end of search
For sites in a country, type in the two letter country code: e.g brazil slavery history site:br
Search only within certain Internet domains:
site:edu (for U.S. academic sites)
site:gov (for government sites
site:org (for nonprofit organizations, museums, institutes)
site:int (for international organizations such as UN
Use Google Scholar to find a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarly journals. You may be able to open many of these articles if searching on our campus (since it knows our IP address and what we subscribe to.)
See this google scholar search for Denmark Vesey articles
Use Google Books to identify a wide array of books that might exist on your topic. You can then check our COAST catalog or LINK+ to see if it can be borrowed quickly.
See these google books search results for the EARLIEST Denmark Vesey titles
See these google book results for (slave OR slavery OR servile) (insurrection OR uprising OR revolt) (Carolinas OR "South Carolina")