Researching your History Day Topic at the UWSP Library<br />
UWSP Library websitehttp://library.uwsp.edu<br />
Books<br />Dvds, videos, audio<br />US and Wisconsin Documents<br />Archival Information – about UWSP and 9 counties in ce...
Searching the Catalog	<br />
Use Keywords – not sentences <br />Remember that you are NOT searching the full text of the books – just the title, subjec...
Enclose phrases in quotation marks “atomic bomb”<br />Names are last name first<br />Wars are sometimes difficult to find ...
Click on a title to see more information<br />First you’ll see the basics:  Title, Author, Publisher<br />Notice the Subje...
Library of Congress (not Dewey Decimal) – uses an alphanumeric format <br />The first letter is a broad subject area – the...
Print a list<br />Select the items that you want to include by checking the box<br />Then, use the Print button<br />On th...
For most books – check the Call Number <br />If it begins with:<br />A-G  					3rd Floor<br />H-PS					4th Floor<br />PT-Z...
Archives – for local topics<br />Provides connection to Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison and other Area Research Ce...
Check the hours!  We have limited hours during winter break.  Regular hours resume on January 24.<br />Call ahead if you n...
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National History Day Research at the UW Stevens Point Library

  1. 1. Researching your History Day Topic at the UWSP Library<br />
  2. 2. UWSP Library websitehttp://library.uwsp.edu<br />
  3. 3. Books<br />Dvds, videos, audio<br />US and Wisconsin Documents<br />Archival Information – about UWSP and 9 counties in central Wisconsin (including Marathon)<br />What will I find? <br />
  4. 4. Searching the Catalog <br />
  5. 5. Use Keywords – not sentences <br />Remember that you are NOT searching the full text of the books – just the title, subject headings, author; with newer books – also chapter titles. <br />Be more general than in a web search. A book about women’s liberation might have one chapter on birth control. You’ll only find it if you search the general topic and actually open the book!<br />Search Hints<br />
  6. 6. Enclose phrases in quotation marks “atomic bomb”<br />Names are last name first<br />Wars are sometimes difficult to find – use:<br />World War, 1914-1918<br />World War, 1939-1945<br />OR combine “world war” with another keyword or phrase such as yalta, “atomic bomb”, or “league of nations” <br />Search hints, continued <br />
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  8. 8. Click on a title to see more information<br />First you’ll see the basics: Title, Author, Publisher<br />Notice the Subjects – these may give you ideas for other keywords to use<br />Here’s the info you’ll need to find the book – call number and location<br />
  9. 9. Library of Congress (not Dewey Decimal) – uses an alphanumeric format <br />The first letter is a broad subject area – the other letters and numbers break that subject down<br />D=World History (subdivided by region, country)<br />E = American History (subdivided by time period)<br />The numbers may look different, but they work the same way – find the right area and browse the shelves.<br />Remember that some topics may be in more than one section – Civil Rights will be in History (E) and Sociology (HM & HN)<br />Call Numbers <br />
  10. 10. Print a list<br />Select the items that you want to include by checking the box<br />Then, use the Print button<br />On the next screen, just hit the click to print button and you’ll get a reformatted list, ready to print out and bring to the library <br />
  11. 11. For most books – check the Call Number <br />If it begins with:<br />A-G 3rd Floor<br />H-PS 4th Floor<br />PT-Z (and Oversize) 5th floor<br />Check the location<br />Reference Collection 1st Floor<br />IMC Collection 3rd Floor<br />WCEE Collection 4th Floor<br />US and Wisconsin Documents 6thFloor<br />Different numbering system<br />Where is it located?<br />
  12. 12. Archives – for local topics<br />Provides connection to Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison and other Area Research Centers around the state – contact the Archives to arrange for materials <br />New York Times (1858-present) on microfilm and digital formats<br />Of Special Interest <br />
  13. 13. Check the hours! We have limited hours during winter break. Regular hours resume on January 24.<br />Call ahead if you need to use the Archives. <br />Bring your permission form!<br />Visiting the Library <br />

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