This research guide is for students of HIS 3320: Global America: The United States in World Affairs, 1700 to the Present. It helps you navigate through the research process and connects you to resources at Weldon Library and online. The guide also provides you with the research tools you need to successfully complete class assignments, especially your in-depth research paper.
This guide is organized into the different stages of the research process, from planning and designing your research; to finding and citing articles, books, and primary sources; and finally to writing and presenting your research findings.
Plan Your Research: Find Manuals and Handbooks
Get an Overview of Your Topic: Find Encyclopedias & Reference Books
Find Scholarly Journal Articles
Find e-Books and Print Books
Identify Key Journals in the Field
Distinguish between Primary and Secondary Sources
Identify Key Databases for Primary Sources
Find Primary Sources Online
Seek Out Writing Support
Use Citation Tools and Guides (Chicago Manual of Style)
Troubleshoot Problems Accessing Library Materials
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