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.
An Overview is a book which addresses a time period such as America in the Gilded Age. Use the index to find your topic; it may be a chapter or just a few pages. An overview is meant to place your topic within the context of the time and larger world.
A Monograph is a book which addresses your specific topic. If you are researching a person, a monograph could be a biography of the person. If you are researching an event, a monograph might be Reconstruction: After the Civil War.