The History of Honor

The History of Honor

You can access almost all library resources from off campus by configuring your computer.  Click on Connect from Home for details.


Start with Scotty the UCR 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.   
 honor killings

Use *  to retrieve variations of a word.   
Example:   duel*  (will retrieve duels, dueling)

Refine using Library of Congress Subject Headings. 
Example: Keyword search ~  feuds
Example: Subject Headings:  Vendetta -- Kentucky -- History.


Then try Melvyl,  the UC-wide catalog.  Use REQUEST to order materials UCR does not own from other UC Libraries. This is one way to interlibrary loan materials. Receipt may take 3-8 days. 



Historical Abstracts - Scholarly articles, books, dissertations, and collections in world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to modern times; most with abstracts and some full-text; 1954-present.

For American history, try America: History and Life 1964-present.

Finding too little? 

      • Think of synonyms
      • Search for root words using * 

Finding too much?

      •  Refine by historical period, publication type, document type, and  language
      •  Start with keyword searches and then narrow results by subject 

How to find full text or print copies?

      • Click on  UC-eLinks to check holdings    

JSTOR The Scholarly Journal Archive  - digitized archives of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s. The full text of  journal articles are scanned and available online. JSTOR is not a current issues database - it does not include the past 1-5 years.             

          • Use advanced search
          • Limit or browse by discipline/journal titles      

Also of relevance:

Contemporary Women's Issues (limit to research and exclude book reviews)
GenderWatch  (limit to scholarly journals)
Women's Studies International 
(select publication type:  Journal Article)


Researchers use standard consistent citation formats to identify books, articles, etc., consulted and to give credit to their authors. As a university student, you are expected to follow the same guidelines.  

See the Library's Cite your sources  guide for help with the most common formats. Professors in history and some humanities courses usually require The Chicago Manual of Style.


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Last modified: 6/24/2011 4:53 PM by M. Yonezawa

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