World History 1
The resources on this guide are designed to help you
locate primary sources and assist you with the
completion of your research paper.
Use the tabs above or the links below to access the tools and strategies
you will need at each step of the research process.
What Do You Need to Do?
Think of a Topic
- Consult your assignment guidelines or your professor for appropriate topics
- Review the guidelines of your assignment; choosing a topic that is too broad can be just as problematic as one that is too narrow.
- Librarians can help you focus once you have an approved direction.
Start your Research
- Use the tab above: Background Reading
- Here you will find links to online and print encyclopedias, dictionaries, histories, and helpful series.
- These resources provide valuable overviews of topics, as well as a great way to identify important names, dates, and keywords.
- Use the tab above: Find Books
- Find tips and subject headings for locating books in print and online.
- Use the tab above: Find Journal Articles
- Access scholarly journals related to world history, religion, and other related fields.
Find Primary Sources
- Use the tab above: Find Primary Sources
- Learn how to locate primary sources using HENRY, in Buhl's print and online collections, and on the web.
Cite Your Sources
- When compiling your bibliography, look here for help: Cite Sources
- Librarians can help you cite correctly.
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