Librarians are available to help you in several ways:
A short library guide for citing many types of sources is available at the Reference Desk and on the library web site at Citing Sources
Chicago Manual of Style (e-book) Under Databases on library web site
(print) Ref Z 253 U69 2017
Reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, chronologies) in print and online form are valuable
sources of information. Free photocopying of entries is available at the Reference Desk.
Reference sources do not typically count as required sources.
Reference generally sources include:
Online Reference Library Databases
Under Databases on library web site
Selected Print Reference Sources
|Atlas and Survey of Latin American History||
Ref G 1541 S1 L3 2007 Sub-basement
|Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean||Ref F 1406 C36 1992|
|Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women
through the Ages
|Ref CT 3202 D53 2007|
|Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture||Ref F 1406 Z53 2008|
|Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Empire, 1402-1975||Ref DP 56 H57 1992 Sub-basement|
|Indians of Central and South America: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary||Ref F 1434 O45 1991|
|International Dictionary of Women’s Biography||Ref CT 3702 I57 1982 Sub-basement|
|Latin America||Ref F 1408 D25|
|Mexico: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture
|Ref F 1234 C67 2004|
|New Catholic Encyclopedia and Supplements||Ref BX 841 N44 2003|
Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Culture: The
Civilization of Mexico and Central America
|Ref F 1218.6 O95 2001|
|Sage Encyclopedia of World Poverty||Ref HV 12 E54 2015|
**Click on Advanced Search under Search Everything.
Select Library Catalog link at the top of the search screen. This is an index to the physical collections of Milne Library and collections of other SUNY libraries.
Any Field will search for keywords in fields of the item record, including author, title, subject, and contents. Drop down menu to search for a particular field such as Author, Title, Subject. Drop down menu under Material Type and choose Books. Click on Search.
Example: activis* searches for activist(s), activism
Example: “Latin America”
Virtual Browse (At the bottom of selected records) gives information about books on the shelf near the book title.
**Sign in to get complete results and to request items from other SUNY Libraries.
You can limit your results to those Held by Milne Library or Available Online (facets to left of results list). For books in Milne, note the availability status and the call number for the item. Consult the information guide Library Floor Plans to determine the location of the item. For electronic books, select Available Online. Click on the title of the database collection to access full text. For microform, locate the item in the Microfilm Room in the sub-basement.
Note: Select WorldCat by clicking on Other Catalogs 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, you need to search the title in the Library Catalog to determine the call number and the availability of a print book and to find the link to an e-book.
If Milne Library does not own an item, you can request items by following the Request via Interlibrary Loan link provided on the record for an item in WorldCat. The publication information will appear on the request form, which you can them submit. See “Using the Interlibrary Loan Service” below.
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). You cannot request an electronic book from another library on interlibrary loan. The Interlibrary Loan link is located on the library web site. However, the book might also be available in print, which you can request. One-time registration on the library web site is necessary to submit requests.
To find an item that you want in WorldCat:
Link to the following databases by clicking on the Databases tab at the top of the library web site and locating the database name in the alphabetical list.
Database Covering Latin and Central America
Databases Covering History
Databases Covering Many Subjects, Including History
Databases Covering Women’s and Gender Studies
When searching print and online access tools, use search terms such as SOURCES, CORRESPONDENCE, PERSONAL NARRATIVES, DIARIES, SERMONS, SPEECHES, LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Look for primary sources referenced in secondary and tertiary sources. Use textbooks, class, and library bibliographies for recommended titles of primary sources.
Selected Sources of Primary Documents
Defining Documents in World History: Ref HQ 1236 W664 2018
Women’s Rights (1429-2017)
Includes major documents covering women’s history and issues.
Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, Ref F 3429 G845 2008
A useful handbook on Andean history that includes selected primary source.s
Gale World Scholar: Under Databases on
Latin America and the Caribbean library web site
Includes a variety of historical material, including primary sources.
How They Lived: An Annotated Tour of Daily Life Ref CB 69.2 C56 2016
through History in Primary Sources
Locating the full text of the 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 journal title in Journals tab on library web site.
Locating the full text in print or microform:
Note specific issues available in Milne Library. See information in “Finding an Article in a Particular Journal” to locate issues.
Requesting an article on Interlibrary Loan:
If the article is not available at Milne Library in any form, request the article through the link Request through Interlibrary Loan. Registration on the library web site is necessary to submit requests. The Interlibrary Loan link is on the library home page. Complete the appropriate request form and submit, if there is no link to request form from the database record, or there is no record in library databases.
Mary Lynn Bensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta