Research at Rod Library for Introduction to the Study of History by moti

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									                 Research at Rod Library for Introduction to the Study of History

                                                   LIBRARY BASICS

1st Floor: Periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers), Course Reserves, and Microfilm
2nd Floor: Entrance, Reference Desk, Reference Collection, Documents, Maps, and Inter-Library Loan
3rd Floor: Stacks collection (books in A-K call number range), Special Collections, and Art & Music
4th Floor: Stacks collection (books in L-Z call number range)

                              Rod Library’s home page is at http://www.library.uni.edu/

Questions? Visit the Reference Desk (2nd Floor) or call 273-2838 to obtain quick reference help or to schedule a research
consultation with a librarian. You can also take the Rod Library Online Tour <http://www.library.uni.edu/orientation/>.


                                             BACKGROUND RESEARCH

UNISTAR Keywords Search                                       UNISTAR Subject Search
AND searches for both terms.                                  chronology historical
OR searches for either term.                                  historical geography maps
* replaces 1-5 end characters.                                history
** replaces 1+ end characters.                                middle ages history
your_topic [Location: UNI REF (UNI MAP, UNI DOCS)]            slavery history

            Call Number Ranges: C = Biography/History; D = World History; E-F = American History

Reference Collection (2nd Floor)
CT103 .E56 1998         Encyclopedia of World Biography
D9 .W47 1994            World History: A Dictionary
D11 .C57 1997           Chronology of European History, 15,000 B.C. to 1997
D11 .M39 v.1-4          Chronology of World History
D114 .E53 1999          Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
D13 .H75 2000           Fifty Key Thinkers on History
D13 .R49 1986           Dictionary of Concepts in History
D21 .E577 2000          Encyclopedia of World History
D412 .H57 1994          Historic World Leaders
DA129 .M43 1998         Medieval England: An Encyclopedia
E18.5 .U75              The Timetables of American History
E176 .D56               Dictionary of American Biography
HA202 .A385 1975        Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
HT861 .R63 1999         Chronology of World Slavery

Map Reference Collection (2nd Floor)
G1030 .C66 1997        Complete Atlas of World History
G1033 .A833 1985       Atlas of Classical History
G1201 .S1 C3 1996      Mapping America's Past: A Historical Atlas

Documents Reference Collection (2nd Floor)
C 3.15:              Census of the United States of America (1790-1960)
C 3.223:             Census of the United States of America (1970-present)
C 3.134:             Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-present)

Browse Databases (By Title A-Z) on the Electronic Resources Page
Biography and Genealogy Master Index indexes biography reference sources, searchable by proper name.
CLIO Notes is an online overview of world history (access via link to ABC-CLIO).
                                         SECONDARY SOURCE RESEARCH

UNISTAR Keywords Search                                        UNISTAR Subject Search
elizabeth and queen and england                                Elizabeth I Queen of England 1533 1603
arab* and countr* and histor*                                  Arab Countries History
depression* and united states                                  Depressions 1929 United States
foreign relation* and united states                            United States Foreign Relations
histor* and your_place and your_topic                          Education Iowa History
histor* and your_topic [Location: UNI PERIOD]                  United States History Periodicals

                                   Note the book’s location, call number, and status.

Browse Databases (By Title A-Z) on the Electronic Resources Page
America: History and Life indexes articles, dissertations, and reviews related to U.S. and Canadian history.
Historical Abstracts indexes articles, dissertations, and reviews related to world history (excluding U.S. and Canada).
Expanded Academic ASAP indexes over 300 academic journals and popular magazines, with some full-text coverage.

              Note the article’s author and title and the journal’s name, volume, issue, year, and pages.

Search for journal titles on UNISTAR
CB361 .R45            Renaissance Quarterly v.20 (1967) to present
D1 .H22               The Historian, v.22 (1959) to present
E171 .A57             American Historical Review, v.1 (1895) to present
F591 .W464            Western Historical Quarterly, v.1 (1970) to present
GV571 .J68            Journal of Sport History, v.12 (1985) to present
HC10 .J64             Journal of Economic History, v.1 (1941) to present

                               Note the journal’s location(s), volumes, call #, and status.

Inter-Library Loan books and articles not in Rod Library
If the book or article you want is not in Rod Library’s collection or available online, you can request a copy from another
library. Place a request at the ILL office or online <http://unistar.uni.edu/screens/rod_ill.html>.


                                           PRIMARY SOURCE RESEARCH

UNISTAR Keywords Search                                        UNISTAR Subject Search
biograph* and your_topic                                       Biography
histor* and (diar* or narrativ*)                               Diaries
letter* [Location: UNI Spec Coll]                              Letters
personal narrativ* [Year: After 1800 and Before 1900]          Personal Narratives
histor* and travel* and (narrativ* or journal*)                United States Description and Travel

E12.A756 American Culture Series [1493-1875] (microfilm collection on 1st Floor)
Use one of these two series guides to search for subjects covered on each reel of microfilm:
E12.A756 Guide American Culture, 1493-1875: A Guide to the Microfilm Collection (microfilm, 1st floor)
Z1215.A583          American Culture Series, 1493-1875: A Cumulative Guide (in Reference, 2nd floor)

Prime Locations of Primary Documents
Special Collections and University Archives (3rd Floor; search online <http://www.library.uni.edu/indexuni>)
Map Collection (2nd Floor; consult Map Card Catalog for historic maps not indexed in UNISTAR)
Documents Collection (2nd Floor)
New York Times newspaper, 1851-present (microfilm on 1st Floor; index on 2nd Floor at UNI INDEX AI21 .N44)
London Times newspaper, 1785-present (microfilm on 1st Floor; index on 2nd Floor at UNI INDEX AI21 .T46)
Historic Iowa newspapers (microfilm on 1st Floor; some indexes on 2nd Floor in UNI INDEX)
American Memory Project <http://memory.loc.gov/>

								
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