CHASS F1RST 001E - Empire Within

Finding Books

Research tips

1) Try different search strategies, key terms, and look at Subject Headings.

2) Let the research lead you: check the bibliographies.

Use Scotty, the Library's online catalog to identify books by topic, title or author OR
to identify if the Library owns particular journals. Scotty does not include articles.

Search by keyword for materials on a particular topic, then refine using Subject Headings.

Example: Keyword search ~ indians and england
Example: Subject Headings: East Indians Foreign Countries or East Indian Diaspora

Useful Online Resources

Research tips

3) Connect From Home Connect from Off-Campus Click here for instructions for connecting off campus.

4) Evaluate before copying or printing - Read the abstracts!

Reference Works

Print encyclopedias provide an overview of a topic and include bibliographies. Bibliographies, biographical sources, and historiographies lead you to other sources. Here is a sampling:


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Last modified: 12/13/2010 1:38 PM by D. Morita