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History Course Guides: History 673 (Native American History)

Course Guides Used for Library Instruction in History Research

Handout for Library Instruction Session, History 499

History 673, Native American History
Library Resources (Spring 2020)

Greg Armento, History Librarian (562-985-4367) greg.armento@csulb.edu

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PAGE has an overview of research services available in the library

SUBJECT ENCYCLOPEDIAS and REFERENCE MATERIAL

See this list of subject encyclopedias related to Native Americans

 

FINDING BOOKS, DVDs, PRIMARY SOURCES

To find CSULB Books, use OneSearch Advanced Search 

Search for pioneers, politicians and historians as an AUTHOR or SUBJECT or KEYWORD ANYWHERE. Then sort or limit your results by date to locate items published at the same time as the historical event or written during the person's life. These items MAY be primary. 

Search Tips

  • If you are looking for a phrase "public history" put  your terms in quotation marks. It will force word adjacency.
  • If you want word variants, use an asterisk * at the end of a word. Entering histor* will produce history, histories, historians, historiography, historical, etc.

To get results with higher relevancy to you topic, use subject keyword searches. These may produce results with higher relevancy to your search.

These subject keywords will tend to find primary historical content

sources   personal narratives   biography   correspondence   interviews   

letters   papers   facsimiles   pictorial   oral history  diaries

examples

To find topics relating to memory, or commemoration, try some of these subject words. Add "Indians of North America" or the name of a tribe or historical event:

commemorat*     collective memory     memorials      cemeter*     monument*     public histor*   

If you want to find more results on any of your topics, check the box that reads Books & Media (all CSU) and you will find many more relevant items loanable from other CSU's. 

BOOK AND JOURNAL LOANING OPTIONS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES

  • CSU+ To rapidly get books that we don't have,  (within 2-4 days) from other libraries.
  • BEACH REACH To rapidly get journal articles and some books we don’t have, from other libraries.

These 2 services described here 

  • WORLDCAT Enormous "worldwide catalog" of books cataloged in libraries Worldwide. Comprehensive resource for identifying and locating obscure topics and titles.

USE ONESEARCH AS A TIME MACHINE TO FIND CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS

Search for, politicians, historians or activists by AUTHOR or SUBJECT. Then arrange results by DATE to find publications contemporary to an historical event.

 

IN-DEPTH HISTORY RESEARCH GUIDES

IDENTIFYING/LOCATING ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

ArchivesGrid will find archival content across the nation

RETROSPECTIVE ARTICLE DATABASES (***means may include Indian perspective)

CURRENT RESEARCH DATABASES

To find the articles in databases, look for the "GET IT" link in each citation. If we don’t have the article in the building, or online use BeachReach To rapidly get journal articles we don’t have, from other libraries.

 

CITING HISTORICAL MATERIALS

GOOGLE DOMAIN SEARCH: TECHNIQUES AND TIPS

To find types of domains: type in

  • site:edu (to find sites located at colleges, universities)
  • site:org (to find sites at nonprofit organizations)
  • site:gov (to find government sites, government documents)

Search Techniques

  • In GOOGLE searches place phrases in quotes to force word adjacency
  • Use OR (capitalized) to find synonyms (presidents OR prime ministers OR premiers)
  • Use domain stems (site:edu; site:org) to find sites in specific Internet realms
  • Truncation symbols (e.g. the asterisk*) does not work in GOOGLE

Use GOOGLE SCHOLAR  to find scholarly journal articles. If you do this on campus, you may be able to link to full text articles we subscribe to online.

GOOGLE BOOKS may allow you to read chapters of selected books. To find the full book, check COAST or LINK+

ONLINE DOCUMENTS COVERING U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY‚Äč