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
**Click on Advanced Search under Milne Library on the home page of the library web site.
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 the drop-down menu to search for the specific field such as Author, Title, or Subject appropriate to your search. Use the drop-down menu under Material Type to choose Books. Click on Search toward the bottom of the screen.
Example: histor* searches for history(ies), historian(s), historiography(ies),
Example: “South Africa”
**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). Click on the book title to get the detailed record for the book with the bibliographic information, contents notes, and subject headings.
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. Look for the table of contents, index, or the search box to
find text about your topic.
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. Use the information guide Library Floor Plans, to find the book on the shelf and check
out the book at the Circulation Desk with your College ID Card.
**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 the Permalink icon on the detailed record for the book.
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. To select scholarly/peer-reviewed publications, click on Scholarly (Peer-reviewed Journals) when searching for, or reviewing results.
All of the following databases are listed alphabetically by title on the library web site under Databases. ***Starred items are highly recommended sources.
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