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
Under Databases on library web site
Print Reference Book Titles by Geographical Areas, Time Periods, and Subjects
|Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History||
Ref D 23 B45 2010
|Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt||Ref DT 58 O94 2001|
|Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome||Ref DE 5 O95 2010|
|Age of Wars of Religion||Ref D 114 N66 2006|
|Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization||Ref DE 5 C28 2006|
Ref DE 60 C55 2010
|Dictionary of the Middle Ages||Ref D114 D5 1982|
|Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages||Ref D 114 E53 1999|
|Encyclopedia of the Renaissance & the Reformation||Ref CB 359 B47 2004|
|Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life &
|Ref CB 351 G743 2009|
|Grove Encyclopedia of the Northern Renaissance||Ref N 6370 G76 2009|
|Medieval France||Ref DC 33.2 M44 1995|
|Oxford Classical Dictionary||
Ref DE 5 O9 2003
|Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages||Ref D 114 O94 2010|
World Eras (series title)
Classical Greek Civilization
European Renaissance & Reformation
Rise and Spread of Islam
Roman Republic & Empire
Ref DT 61 A55 2002
Ref DF 77 W67 2001
Ref CB 359 W67 2001
Ref D 102 M38 2002
Ref DS 36.85 W67 2002
Ref DG W726 2001
|Crusades: An Encyclopedia||Ref D 155 C78 2005|
|Crusades of the Holy Land||Ref D 155 C79 2015|
Cultural History of Women
Ref HQ 1121 C83 2013 v. 1
Ref HQ 1121 C83 2013 v. 2
Ref HQ 1121 C83 2013 v. 3
|Dictionary of Battles & Sieges||
Ref D 25 J33 2007
|Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity||
Ref BR 66.5 D5813 2014
|Encyclopedia of Homosexuality||Ref HQ 76.25 E53 1990|
|Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World||Ref BP 40 E524 2004|
Encyclopedia of Motherhood
“History of Motherhood”
|Ref HQ 759 E52 2010|
|Encyclopedia of Religion||Ref BL 31 E46 2005|
|Fashion: Critical & Primary Sources||Ref GT 580 F374 2008|
|Oxford Companion to Military History||Ref D 25 A2 O94 2003|
|Religions of the World||Ref BL 80.3 R45 2010|
|Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy||
Ref B 51 R68 1998
Milne Library Web Site
(online under Databases)
|Science & Its Times||Ref RC 172 B98 2012|
|Warfare in the Roman Republic||Ref DG 89 Q38 2014|
|Atlas of the Greek & Roman World in Antiquity||
Ref G 1033 A84 1981
|New Atlas of World History||Ref G 1030 H39 2011|
|Dictionary of Women Worldwide||
Ref CT 3202 D53 2007
|Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures||Ref HQ 1170 E53 2003|
|Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World||
Ref HQ 1127 S25 2001
|Women in the Middle Ages||Ref HQ 1143 W643 2004|
|Chronology of World History: Prehistory—AD 1491||Ref D 11 M39 1999 v. 1|
Note: This list will contain books on reserve for all of Dr. Hendley’s courses unless you search specifically by course name, for example, “Inventing the West” rather than by the professor’s name.
**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: myth* searches for myth(s), mythology, mythologies, mythological
Example: “middle ages”
**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 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 located 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.
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:
For academic research, it is often important to use peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals rather than popular magazines. Peer review is the process by which a journal article is evaluated by experts in the field. An example of a peer-reviewed journal is the Renaissance Quarterly. An example of a popular magazine is People.
All of the following databases are listed alphabetically by title on the library web site under Databases.
Selected 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.
Mary Lynn Bensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta