Librarians are available to help you in several ways:
Chicago Manual of Style Under Databases on library web site
Ref Z 253 U69 (print)
A short library guide to the most commonly cited examples is available online under Citing Sources on the library web site.
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Ref LB 2369 T8 2018
Online Reference Books in Database Collections
Cambridge Histories Online Under Databases on library web site
Complete text of over 350 scholarly texts in the Cambridge History Series. Each title is also listed individually in the library's online catalog. Dates vary. Some titles are available in print.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Under Databases on library web site
Collection of full-text reference books covering many subject areas, including history.
Selected Print Reference Titles
|American and Canadian West||Oversize F 591 S64 1979 Circulating Coll.|
|Canada||Ref F 1026 T46|
|Canadian Encyclopedia||Ref F 1006 C36 1985 Sub-basement|
|Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada||Ref PR 9180.2 E64 2002|
|Farm Women on the Prairie Frontier||
Ref HQ 1438 A17 F34 1983 Sub-basement
|Handbook to the Modern World: Canada||Ref F 1008 C2 1993 Sub-basement|
|History of Canada: Britain & Canada in World Wars I & II||Ref F 1026 S44 2010|
|Oxford Companion to Canadian History||Ref F 1026 O93 2004|
|Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature||Ref PS 8015 U93 1983|
|Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History||Ref F 1028 G729 2011|
|Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian||Ref E 76.2 R4 2014|
|Atlas Historique du Canada (in French)||Ref G 1116 S1 H5814 1987 v.1|
|Historical Atlas of Canada||
Ref G 1116 S1 H3 2015
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Provides citations to short entries in
reference books, including the DNB, for
|Under Databases on library web site|
|Canadian Who’s Who||Ref F 1033 C23 Sub-basement|
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1000-1900
Includes treatment of events also
Ref F 1005 D49 Sub-basement
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
|Ref DA 28 O95 2004|
Note: This list will contain books on reserve for all of the professor’s courses unless you search specifically by course names, for example, “A History of Canada.”
**Click on Advanced Search under Milne Library (Primo/Library Discovery Service).
Select Library Catalog link at the top of the search screen. This is an index to the collections of Milne Library.
Any Field will search for keywords in fields of the item record, including author, title, subject, and contents. Use drop-down menu to search for a specific field such as Author, Title, Subject. Use drop-down menu under Material Type to choose Books. Click on Search toward the bottom of the screen.
Example: Canad* will search for Canada, Canadian(s), and Canadiana
Example: “First Peoples”
**Sign in with your SUNY Oneonta username and password to get complete results and to request items from other SUNY libraries through Interlibrary Loan (Resource Sharing).
You can limit your results to those Held by Milne Library or Available Online (limiters on the left of results list).
For electronic books in Milne Library:
1. Click on the title of the book
2. Under View Online—Full text availability, link to any database listed and then to
the full text of the book
For print books in Milne Library:
1. Note the availability status.
2. Go to Get It! and select Request Item for Remote Check Out.
3. The item will be checked out to you, and you will be notified by e-mail when it is
available for pick up at the Circulation Desk.
4. Using the information guide Library Floor Plans, find the book on the shelf and check
out the book at the Circulation Desk.
**Virtual Browse (at the bottom of selected records for print books) gives information about books on the shelf near the selected book title, which can also be useful, since like titles are classed together.
Note: Select WorldCat by clicking on Other Catalogs or by alphabetical title using the Databases link on the library web site.
WorldCat is an online database that lists materials in U.S. libraries and selected libraries throughout the world. Holdings are indicated for Milne Library, and the Stevens-German Library at Hartwick College. You can search by author, title, subject, and keyword. For print and e-books listed as being available in Milne Library, you need to search the title in the Library Catalog to determine the call number and the availability of print books and to find the link to the full text of e-books.
If Milne Library does not own a book, you can request the book from another library by following the Request via Interlibrary Loan link provided on the record. The bibliographic information will appear automatically on the request form, on which you click Submit. You cannot request an electronic book from another library on interlibrary loan. However, the book might also be available in print, which you can request. See “Using the Interlibrary Loan Service” below for more information.
Books about Canada are listed under a number of subject headings. The following is a list of broad subject headings related to the subject coverage of AHIS 273:
CANADA—ENGLISH, FRENCH RELATIONS
CANADA--FOREIGN RELATIONS, GREAT BRITAIN
CANADA--FOREIGN RELATIONS, UNITED STATES
CANADA--HISTORY (and its many subdivisions)
CANADA--POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, CANADIAN
If you are having trouble finding materials on your topic in the Milne Library, or if the books you want are checked out or are missing, you can request books from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). One-time registration on the library web site is necessary to submit requests through Interlibrary Loan.
To find an item that you want in WorldCat:
Note: It can take two weeks or more for a book to arrive at Milne Library because it comes via mail or UPS. Many items, however, come in less than two weeks. If you need to request items through ILL, please request them early.
Databases Covering Many Subjects, Including History
Locating the full text of an article in electronic form:
If there is no full text with the citation for an article in a database, the full text of the article might be available in another database. Try searching for the journal title in the Journals tab on the library web site. Follow link(s) to listed database(s). If the article is unavailable in any database, request the article through the Interlibrary Loan link either in the database record or on the library’s web site.
Locating the full text in print or microform:
Note specific issues available in Milne Library. Periodicals are located in the library’s sub-basement, which is open until 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. When the sub-basement is closed, you need to request the particular title and issue through the remote request form on the record or at the Circulation Desk.
Historical Documents of Canada (1914-1945) Ref F 1003 H5 v.5 Sub-basement
Index to British Parliamentary Papers on
Canada and Canadian Boundary 1800-1899 Ref F 1031.5 I74 Index Sub-basement
Lexis Nexis includes full text of articles in major Canadian newspapers.
See Ref Z 1365-1375 for citations to primary sources included in listings of secondary sources.
When searching print and online access tools, use search terms such as SOURCES, CORRESPONDENCE, PERSONAL NARRATIVES, DIARIES, RECORDS AND CORRESPONDENCE, SERMONS, SPEECHES, PAPERS.
Look for titles of primary sources in secondary sources and in lists included in bibliographies of secondary sources. Use text, class, and library bibliographies for recommended titles or listings of primary sources.
Mary Lynn Bensen (email@example.com)
Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta