History 20H - Research Basics

History 20H - Research Basics

Feb. 18, 1929

July 1, 1946

Feb. 19, 1979

Person of the Century: Albert Einstein
He was the pre-eminent scientist in a century dominated by science. The touchstones of the era — the Bomb, the Big Bang, quantum physics and electronics — all bear his imprint

Introduction to UCR Libraries (
How to read a call number (
How to REQUEST materials from other libraries (
How to cite your sources (
How to avoid plagiarism (

Background Information - Sample Resources
New Encyclopaedia Britannica: (Rivera Ref - AE5 .E5 15th ed. 2002)
Encyclopedia of Social Issues: (Rivera Ref - "Controversial Topics" bookshelves - HN57 .E59 1997)

Encyclopedia of [ Whatever ]: (Mostly in Rivera Reference but do not ignore the rest of the collection)
  1. Search SCOTTY the UCR Library Catalog for either "encyclopedias" or "dictionaries" as SUBJECTS. 
  2. LIMIT/SORT Results by:
    - YEAR of publication;
    - MATERIAL type (e.g., Book);
    - LANGUAGE (e.g., English);
    - WHERE Item is located (e.g., Rivera Reference); 
    - Publisher, Words in the Title, Words in the Author or Words in the Subject (e.g., War);
    - SORT results by year.

    SCOTTY for UCR Libraries materials
    Find books AND periodical titles and whether they?re checked out.
    Keyword: world history
    Subject: history modern 20th century
    Title: Historical atlas of the 20th century, 1900-1999
    Limit/Sort: by year, material type, language, etc...
    See for more tips.

    See also the MELVYL Catalog for ALL UC Libraries

    Academic Search Complete:
    Citations to scholarly and general-interest articles, many with full text, on a wide range of subjects. 

    Keyword(s): world history, modern history, 20th century, etc...

    Retrieve fewer articles:
    Apply limits: Articles with text, refereed publications, date, etc.
    Modify Search: add more keywords - modern history AND World War, etc.
    Subject: Use their subject terminology - World War, 1914-1918 OR World War, 1939-1945 

    Find Databases by Subject: (
    Discover databases specifically focused on your area.
    Off Campus Access / Connect from Home

    You can access these resources from off-campus through one of the campus remote access servers. Visit ( for more information and instructions.

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