HIST 151: Finding books
-- When was the information created?
-- Does your topic require updated information?
-- Does the information relate to your paper/project?
-- Is it written at an appropriate level? (not too advanced or elementary)
-- Is the author qualified to write on this subject?
-- Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?
-- Where does the information come from?
-- Is the information supported by legitimate sources?
-- Why was the site created (advertising, share knowledge, entertainment)?
-- Do the authors make their intentions clear?
Typically, books offer a more in-depth study of a subject or topic. Use the research tips at the left to help you in using books for your research paper.
Online Sources for Books
The websites below contain the full text for many classic and primary source texts.