Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts (you should master before History 498). Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, and also lists specific sources relevant to research for this course.
With citation management tools, you can store and organize citations downloaded directly from the online library catalog and most Library databases. We recommend Zotero, which is free. It works best with the Firefox web browser, but offers a "standalone" version that can be used with other web browsers.
Zotero was developed by historians to support historical research. Flexible software allows you to take snapshots of web pages, and to organize your notes along with your sources. A special plug-in allows you to insert formatted footnotes and bibliographies into Microsoft Word.