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HIST 152: Find Books, eBooks, and more.

A guide to help students in History 152.

Research Tip -- Books

  • You do not need to read the whole book!  Oftentimes, you will just need a section or chapter.
    • Use the Index and Table of Contents to help you find useful sections for your project.
  • Pay attention to the publication date.  Information/statistics can quickly become outdated in books.
  • Oftentimes, the introduction to the book will give you a summary of the chapters and argument of the book.

Evaluating Sources


-- 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?


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Print Books

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.

Search the online library catalog - Voyager 

Books are technology too!


Electronic Books

Check the Ebook Central collection for over 70,000 eBooks in all subject areas.


eBook Collection from EBSCO

A general eBook collection from EBSCO -- contains a multitude of books on a variety of subjects.