Course Research Pages
ENG 099 Paxton
Finding Books in Bowman Library
Bowman Library Catalog - Search using words such as memoir, autobiography, and oral history to retrieve primary sources. Search by author to find works by a person, or search by subject to find works about a person.
In literary studies, primary sources are often creative works, including poems, stories, novels, and so on. In historical studies, primary sources include written works, recordings, or other sources of information from people who were participants or direct witnesses to the events in question. Examples of commonly used primary sources include government documents, memoirs, personal correspondence, oral histories, and contemporary newspaper accounts.- J. Osorio, UCLA Library Research Guide
Finding Articles in Magazines, Newspapers, and Scholarly Journals
Biography in Context - Contains secondary and primary sources
Literature Resource Center - Contains secondary and primary sources
EBSCOhost - Contains articles on many different subjects from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.
Historical New York Times - Full text of The New York Times back to 1851.
JSTOR - Scholarly articles on literature and many other subjects.
Citing in MLA Style
MLA Style Guide from Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Shows how to cite different sources and format papers. Includes videos.
Primary Sources Online
World History Sources
Primary and secondary sources organized by geographical region and by time period.
Women in World History
Primary sources organized by geographical region and by time period. Emphasis on 20th century.
Links to more sites for primary sources
Finding Background Information
Credo Reference - A good spot for overviews of topics, including major historical figures, statistics, and important dates.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Use for overviews and background information.
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These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:
For more information on citation style, see:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)