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    Where can I find authoritative online reference works on my topic, to guide me to important issues and recommended bibliography?

    • Credo Reference
      A collection of several 100 reputable encyclopedias. Available by library subscription.

    How do I obtain scholarly books?

    • Encompass
      Catalogs of books and documents here and in other libraries throughout the world. Items not found here can be requested on interlibrary loan.

    How do I obtain scholarly articles?

    • Academic Search Complete
      Library subscription database. Standard index for peer-reviewed articles across the disciplines. Includes many full-text articles.
    • America History & Life
      A subscription database. Standard index for American history. Some full text. Also links to full text in other databases.
    • Google Scholar
      Multi-disciplinary. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan for materials not in full-text.
    • JSTOR
      Library subscription database. Peer-reviewed journals only. Multi-discipline.

    How about citing sources?

    For tips on citing print and electronic sources in the Chicago style, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides. For a more complete guide to the Chicago style, visit Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

    For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Here is a user guide.


      Articles via interlibrary loan

      Journal articles not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.


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