Call Numbers in McCabe Library:
How to Use Subject Headings:
Subject headings make it easier to browse for books on a topic. Here are some examples:
Scholarly databases (e.g. JSTOR) are tools for finding scholarly journal articles. It's essential to use these tools when doing research for papers, or else you risk missing important scholarly articles that relate to your topic. Scholarly databases will give you a smaller number of search results than a Google search, and it's easy to limit your results to peer-reviewed scholarly articles.
That said, scholarly databases don't work the same way as Google and other search engines. When you search for articles in Historical Abstracts, you're only searching the abstract (summary) of the article. You don't search the full text of the article. So you need to be clever in choosing search terms and using the Advanced Search tools to actually find what you're looking for.
Use the button to actually get the full-text of the article (usually as a PDF). Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you run into trouble.
Help is available! Sarah Elichko, the librarian for this course, can help you come up with search terms and strategies. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment or ask a question. Or visit her office hours at the McCabe Research & Info Desk.