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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 200E: Family, Gender, and Law: Transitions, East and West: Home

A course guide to library resources.


This course guide has two main purposes:

  1. To save you time in your research.
  2. To help make your research more successful.  

If you have any questions about this guide, or about your research for this class, then please don't hesitate to contact me

Marek Sroka
History Librarian
244-8811 | msroka (at)

Table of Contents

  1. Reference Sources
    • Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
    • Handbooks and Guides
  2. Books
    • The Online Catalog
    • I-Share
    • Why Bother with Subject Headings?
    • Some Example Subject Headings
    • Searching the Online Catalog
    • Digitized Book Collections
  3. Periodicals
    • Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life
    • Other Article Databases
    • Full-Text Collections
  4. Newspapers
    • Major Metropolitan Newspapers
    • Historical Newspaper Collections
    • Current Newspapers
  5. Other Source Collections
    • Digital Collections
    • Other Source Collections Online
    • Statistics
  6. Citing Your Sources
    • Zotero
    • Chicago Manual of Style
    • Guides to Chicago Style
  7. Video Tutorials
    • Analyzing a Topic
    • Search Queries in Library Databases