America history and life

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Example of using the University of Michigan Library article index America: History & Life for policy history research.

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America history and life

  1. 1. UsingAmerica: History & Life<br />For a historical policy literature search <br />
  2. 2. American History & Life<br /><ul><li>Covers American and Canadian history from pre-historic times to present
  3. 3. Can be searched by historic periods of interest
  4. 4. Can help you find historic policy discussed in recent scholarly literature</li></li></ul><li>How to Access America: History & Life<br />Use the Mlibrary search box from any library page. Enter the title and click go. <br />
  5. 5. How to Access America: History & Life<br />A direct link to America: History & Life will appear under the heading Databases. <br />
  6. 6. Finding historic policy on immigration in the United States<br />Tip: Using quotation marks around a phrase will search for instances of that exact phrase. Without quotation marks will likely give you less exact search results. <br />
  7. 7. Try narrowing your search…<br />UsingAmerica: History & Life<br />Narrow the time period you want to search.<br />For a historical policy literature search <br />You have the option to search only for English language articles.<br />
  8. 8. Other options include…<br />1. Saving a citation to your folder as you browse.<br />2. Clicking on the title for more information <br />3. Clicking the MGetIt icon for full text.<br />4. Refining your results list using these options. <br />
  9. 9. After clicking the title you have options to <br />1. Review the subject terms.<br />2. Find similar results.<br />3. See how to cite this article, export the citation into RefWorks, email it , and more using these options. <br />
  10. 10. For more information about using America: History & Life contact <br />Ask a Librarian <br />http://www.lib.umich.edu/ask<br />

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