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
Reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, chronologies) are valuable sources of information.
Cambridge Histories Online Under Databases on library web site
Complete text of over 350 scholarly books in the Cambridge History Series and published by Cambridge University Press. Each title is also listed individually in the library's online catalog. Dates vary. Some titles are available in print.
**SB indicates Sub-basement location
|Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution||Ref DS 146 E8 A 58 2005|
|Blackbook of Localities Whose Jewish Population Was Exterminated by the Nazis||Ref D 810 J4 J22 SB|
|Dictionary of Jewish Biography||Ref DS 115 W49 1991 SB|
|Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust||Ref DS 135 E8 E45 2001|
|Encyclopedia of the Holocaust||Ref D 804.3 E53 1990|
|Encyclopedia of the Third Reich||Ref DD 256.5 G76313 1991|
|Holocaust Chronicle||Ref D 804.25 H654 2000|
|Holocaust Encyclopedia||Ref D 804.25 H66 2001|
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945
Ref D 805 A2 E195 2009
|Who’s Who in World War II||
Ref D 736 M38 SB
|World in Turmoil: An Integrated Chronology of the Holocaust and World War II||Ref D 804.3 E34 1991 SB|
|World War II Propaganda||Ref D 810 P6 W45 2017|
**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: Nazi* searches for Nazi(s), Nazism
Example: wom?n searches for woman and women
Example: “National Socialism”
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:
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.
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.
The following databases are listed alphabetically by title on the library web site under Databases.
Databases Covering History
Databases Covering Many Subjects, Including History
Databases Covering Gender Studies
Suggested Journal Titles
American Historical Review
History and Theory
Journal of Modern History
Past and Present
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.
For Example: Journal of Modern History
Selected Titles with Primary Sources
|Behind Valkyrie: German Resistance to Hitler [Documents]||
Ref DD 256.3 B44 2011
|Holocaust and After: Sources and Literature in English||Ref Z 6360 R58 SB|
|Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and their Work||Ref PN S6 H55 H66 2003|
|Holocaust: Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes||Oversize D 820 J4 H655|
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
|The Times (London), Digital Archive, 1785—2014||
Under Databases on library
Mary Lynn Bensen (MaryL.Bensen@oneonta)
Milne Library, SUNY College at Oneonta
Last revised October 2021