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HIS 4379 - The Cold War: Finding Secondary Sources

Resources, tips, and timelines for this period of history.

Scholarly Journal Articles

  • Databases (indexes, abstracts; with or without access to full-text) for history are often organized by geographic region or special interest, so I've followed that arrangement here (in alphabetical order)
  • Each tab lists the scholarly databases available for that region
  • You may need to look in more than one of these databases to get a complete picture.
  • Many of these cover journals in languages other than English, so be sure to limit the language to English if that is all you can read.
  • There is a separate section for Newspapers under the Primary Sources tab

Finding Books and Monographs

There are two best tools for finding books (and "monographs" is a term used for scholarly books):
  1. OneSearch to find books in Baylor's libraries
  2. WorldCat to find books Baylor doesn't own but can be borrowed from other libraries
I'll walk you through the more efficient ways to search both.

Turabian and Zotero

Zotero is a tool that will help you capture the information you need to properly cite your sources in all the major citation styles you'll ever need while in college, grad school, or your academic life. 

You can register for one of two workshops on learning Zotero coming up on March 17 and April 9. 

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