This guide will introduce you to some of the best library and web resources on the topics of History, Government Documents, and Africana Studies. If you have suggestions for how to improve this guide please contact us or leave your comments below. Enjoy!
Research Tip: Doing a Literature Search
A major part of a research project is conducting a review of the literature. This provides the background and context for the research that will be conducted and is a "comprehensive examination of all of the research and all of the literature done on a particular topic" as defined by Candace Schaefer in the Writing Center. The writing center has a very informative and engaging tutorial on what a Literature Review is and how to do it with their Get Lit video.
There are additional guides available from the libraries to assist with the literature review and, once the topic is known, the literature search.
- Selecting and Narrowing Topics (6:35)
- Sources of Information (9:38)
- Search Strategies (8:07)
- Internet (7:28)
- Library Catalogs (4:24)
- Library Databases (7:17)
While the above guide provides some assistance, Joel, Laura, and Rebecca are happy to sit down and help with specific topics.
Other resource guides
Evans, Room 1.111S