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HIST 231: Imagining Enlightenment in 18th-Century Europe (HC)

History 231: Imagining Enlightenment in 18th-Century Europe (Graham) Fall 2021

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog Connect from Bryn Mawr College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Haverford College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Swarthmore College  to look for relevant books owned by Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore.

The following subject searches are a sampling of possibilities. To find materials on a topic, try doing a title search in the Tripod Catalog to find some relevant material and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.

               (luxury OR luxurious)  AND  18th  [Keyword]  Icon     Icon     Icon

(books and reading ) AND history  [Subject ]  AND (britain OR england)  AND (18th OR enlightenment) [Keyword]   Icon     Icon     Icon

(france OR french) [Subject]  AND (friendship OR sociability OR salon*) AND (17th OR 18th OR enlightenment)  [Keyword]    Icon     Icon     Icon

Finding Journal Articles

Journal articles provide scholarly information for your projects concerning the eighteenth-century 

1) Because scholarly articles are peer reviewed and revised prior to publication, they offer reliable information that contributes to ongoing research questions.

2) Scholarly articles are also documented with footnotes that refer to the research question under discussion.  Look at these notes for further potential sources..   

The following indexes are the best ways for you to identify journal articles:

Tracking Citations Forward in Time

Usually researchers find more sources by looking at the footnotes in an article or book, but these will always be older than the publication you have in hand.  
Citation indexes like the Web of Science (which includes sections for the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Science) are set up to search for sources cited in the footnotes of journal articles as soon as they become available. 

This allows you to find newer articles which cite the books and articles you already know are key for your topic.  By relying on connections between authors rather than subject words and by moving forward in time, citation searching can open up new avenues of research.