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African History

A research guide for HIST 4361

Welcome

Hello! Welcome to the African History--Modern  research guide at the UT Tyler Library.

This guide is designed to inform you about resources for HIST 4361.  There are also specialized research guides for

African American History,

American Civil War,

American South:  HIST 4322,

Antebellum America ("The Age of Jackson")--Primary Sources,

Britain and its Empire--17th Century,

Community History,

European History from the French Revolution,

Reconstruction, 1865-1877,

Tudor England.

 

Quick Guide Rundown

Here is some of what you'll find in this guide:

Databases - links to scholarly history databases, such as Academic Search Complete, America:  History and Life, Historical Abstracts, and JSTOR, among others.

Books - links to find books & other monographic works, whether in the Library, in databases, or beyond.

Web Resources - links to state historical documents, federal documents, historic census information, and international documents.

Newspapers - links to historic newspapers online as well as a list of our historic newspapers on microfilm.

Theses and Dissertations - where to find full-text dissertations and theses, as well as citations.  Also a list of all of the history theses produced at The University of Texas at Tyler.

 

Getting Started

1.  For books that you can check out today, go to the Library Catalog.

2.  For books that the UT Tyler Library does not own, go to WorldCat and then Request from Another Library.

3.  For articles published after 1960, go to Historical Abstracts.

4.  For articles published before 1960, go to JSTOR.

Everything after that will take a "decent" paper to "outstanding"!

Citation and Writing Help

Citation Guide--Turabian

Citation Guide--Chicago Manual of Style.

Zotero -- Download this free program and build your bibliography as you research, create folders for different projects, set it to produce a bibliography in Turabian or Chicago Manual of Style, and produce a bibliography that just needs to be proofread for details.  Here's a research guide for step-by-step instructions.

UT Tyler Writing Center
Take advantage of free tutors to help you with the writing process.  Make an appointment and bring your assignment and what you have done so far.  MTuWeTh 9-6, and Fri 9-3.  During the spring and fall semesters they also keep hours on the 2nd floor of the library near the front door, TuWTh 8-10 p.m., beginning on the second or third week of the semester.

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