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ENG 220 - "Ragtime": Reference Sources

A guide to assist the English 220 class to further investigate the people and times of EL Doctorow's "Ragtime."

Online Reference Sources

To access these databases from off-campus, click here.

America: History and Life - Full-text coverage of more than 230 journals
and nearly 100 books.

American National Biography (also in print) – Portraits of more than 17,000 American men and women.

History Database Center – Includes biographies, subject entries, chronologies, primary sources, maps and charts, and images for American History, World History, American Women's History, African American History and Culture, American Indian History and Culture, and Ancient History and Culture.

Salem History – Includes the complete content of Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.

Reference Research Tips

Begin your research by using either the print reference collection on the main floor of the Library or one of the reference databases. A reference source will give you a broad overview of your subject.  Use the table of contents or index to find articles with information on your topic. Also, see if the article has a bibliography, which can give you some great leads to other sources.

Winslow Homer - "Dressing for the Carnival" (1877)