This Research Tutorial is designed to introduce you to the methods of finding and using primary source materials with specific strategies for identifying the holdings in the Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University (MGHL).
The MGHL is open to researchers by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
If you live too far away to visit or can't make it during the hours we’re open, you can still use the collections for research. Because our finding aids are available online we can help researchers around the world. We’re happy to work with you throughout the research process via phone or email.
The MGHL registers all researchers who use the collections. Researchers complete a brief Patron Use form and provide a valid ID. On the form, you will provide contact information, academic status, and information concerning your subject of research.
When you find relevant materials, gather all the information that identifies the material and its location. You should record the following information as you are using the materials:
After collecting this information, you will then enter it into a citation.
click to go to the next page Citation Information Example Author Al Parker Recipient (if applicable) Evelyn Parker Date 1 June 1965 Collection Name Al Parker Collection Collection Number (if applicable) 2000-01 Box and/or Folder Box 02 Name and Location of Repository Modern Graphic History Library, Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries