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Silk, Spices and World Trade : Home

Need help with your research?

Contact:

Kelly Cannon
Humanities & Business Librarian
phone: x3602
email: kcannon@muhlenberg.edu
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Getting to the full text

Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Check for Full Text buttons found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's Encompass Search.

Finding primary documents

One excellent website offering access to primary documentation is Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, sponsored by Emory University and others.

See also a library subscription database titled Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive.

Then there is the archive of works published in English prior to 1700, called Early English Books Online, and for the eighteenth century, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, both made available through library subscription.

Google Books is a rich source for primary documents.

Reference works (good for generating topics and recommending sources)

Authoritative primary and secondary commentary in books

Authoritative secondary commentary in articles

Citing sources

For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero

For help with annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an annotation.

Articles and books via interlibrary loan

Articles and books not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.