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World War II Research for Professor Laba


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World War II Research for Professor Laba

  1. 1. Professor LabaWorld War II (in a nutshell)
  2. 2. Interactive History of World War II Click HERE.
  3. 3. Decide your topic and narrow it.• Encyclopedias• Your textbook• Wikipedia (You cannot use this as a resource in your paper, but Professor Laba will accept your using Wikipedia to narrow your topic and the list of sources used in Wikipedia.)• Gale Virtual Reference Library (See next slide for how to locate this database.) and…• Click here for an interactive wall chart on the history and key figures of WWII.
  4. 4. Finding Gale Virtual Reference Library
  5. 5. Here you can start to narrow your search to a manageable topic.
  6. 6. Books…and Interlibrary Loan
  7. 7. You can also try a Word(s) Anywheresearch, or Subject search. The key thing with thelibrary online catalog is to keep your search simple. Less is better.
  8. 8. The “Call Number” is your road map through the library. This is how you locate books. Jot down the Call Number and go to theCirculating Collection on the top floor. Ask for help if you need it!
  9. 9. We have over 80,000 ebooks! They are simple to use, can be accessed simultaneously, and provide print and download options.
  10. 10. Scroll down to button that says “First Time Users Click Here.”
  11. 11. Completeregistration.
  12. 12. The screen automatically populateswith the information on the book (or article) you are requesting. Hit submit.
  13. 13. Finding JournalArticlesJSTOR , Military & Government Collection and AcademicSearch Complete
  14. 14. Use the Advanced Search ( in drop down window).
  15. 15. If you leave Full Text unchecked, you will still get full text articles. You will ALSO (1) have the optionto interlibrary loan an article that is not available at HVCC, and (2) link to another HVCC database where the article is full text.
  16. 16. An ABSTRACT is an brief description of the article written by the author.
  17. 17. A word of caution… Many of these research databases provide citation tools and these are certainly more helpful than nothing at all.However, I recommend you check your format with a Faculty Writing Specialist (in the Writing and Research Center of the Marvin Library Learning Commons) OR the Cite Your Sources page on the Library website.
  18. 18. When in doubt, keep calm and Ask a Librarian!
  19. 19. Val WaldinLibrarian, 518.629.7319