Use the tabs to the left to navigate this guide.
Begin Here - Start with a couple of quick searches in Spartan Search and a subject-specialized database like World History to get a feel for the type and quantity of sources available. Play around with the suggested search terms.
Background Information - Sometimes you need a definition or basic fact for your paper that you can't find in a scholarly article. Or perhaps you need a more basic understanding of your topic before diving deeper into scholarly research. This is where reference sources, such as encyclopedias, come in handy.
Books - Search for books in the library.
Articles - Search for articles of any type. Don't forget to try different search terms.
Websites - These professional and non-profit websites may prove useful for your research.
Citations - Proper citation is a critical part of the scholarly process.
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