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HIS 309 Race: A Global History: Home

Research Strategy for American History

This guide is organized to help you in the research process, which usually proceeds from general sources to more specific ones.

 STEP 1:  Begin with Reference Sources (print and online) for background information

STEP 2:  Find Books (overviews and monographs)

STEP 3:  Look for articles in Newspapers, Magazines, or Journals   

STEP 4:  Search for Primary Sources (such as letters) written at the time of your topic

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Reserve Rules

A reserve has been set up for this class because so many students will be working on this research paper at the same time.

1. Reserve books should be checked out even if being used during class time.

2. You may check out books for two hours or overnight within two hours of closing.

3. Books checked out overnight must be returned within two hours of opening.