Chicago Manual of Style See Databases in alphabetical
order by title on the library web site
Ref Z 253 U69 2010 (print)
A short library guide to the most commonly cited examples
is available at the research help desk and online under
Citing Sources on the library web site.
Reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, chronologies, atlases) are valuable sources of information.
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other Background Sources
Cambridge Histories Online See Databases on the 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.
Cambridge History of Food Ref TX 353 C255 2000
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society Ref HQ 767.84 E53 2004
Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350-2000 Ref HN 373 E63 2001
Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars Ref DC 220 E53 2006
Encyclopedia of War Ref U 27 E48 2012
European Renaissance and Reformation Ref CB 359 W67 2001
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction Ref D 424 E94 2006
Food History Almanac Ref TX 353 C568 2014
Gender and Society Ref HQ 1115 W644 2006
Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution Ref DC 147 H36 2015
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Ref HQ 1115 B38 2008
Use the Library Catalog link at the top of the library home page. This is an index to the physical contents of Milne Library and to selected books, documents, and media available online. For books in Milne, note the call number for the item and consult Library Floor Plans to determine the location of the item. For online books, follow the link to the Electronic Book or Online Item.
Example: child* searches child, children*, and childhood
Example: “French Revolution”
In any list of results, the number of items owned by the library will be followed by the number of items in circulation, for example, (1 owned/0 out). In this case, the book should be available in the library. Click on the title to see more information about the item and to find appropriate Subject terms. Click on terms after Subject for lists of items that are devoted to the topic rather than covering the topic briefly in part of the text, e.g., a book chapter.
Note: Locate WorldCat under Databases on library web site.
WorldCat is an online database listing materials in various forms in U.S. libraries and selected libraries throughout the world. Holdings are indicated for Milne Library and for the Stevens German Library at Hartwick College. You can search by author, title, subject, and keyword. You can request that the library borrow print, but not electronic books, and media from libraries throughout the United States. You can also link to a request form (under Interlibrary Loan) on the Milne Library home page, where you need to add the bibliographic information for the item requested.
Directions for requesting items on Interlibrary Loan (ILL):
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.
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 SOURCE*, 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.
|Milestone Documents in World History v. 1 & 2||Ref D 5 M55 200|
|Milestone Documents in World Religions v.1 & 2||Ref BL 74 M56 2011|
|The Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-2011||
Milne Library Web Site
Victorian Popular Culture
Includes the full text of primary sources about popular entertainment in America and
Europe from 1779 to 1930.
Milne Library Web Site
|Voices of Victorian England||Ref DA 550 V65 2014|
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. Click on Linked Full Text to connect to this database.
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 listed under the Student/Faculty Services tab.
The EBSCO Discovery Service points researchers to appropriate databases, but is not a substitute for searching these databases. EDS merely “scratches the surface” of selected library databases to produce a single list of results, including print books, electronic books, scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, research reports, documentary films, and much more.
Click on the Advanced Search, and enter terms in the search box.
Refining or Narrowing the Results:
The results from a search can be very large. Use the limiters on the left side of the page to refine and narrow your results. The most useful limiters are listed below:
Click on Subject and then Show More to see a list of all subjects. Subjects at the top represent the largest number of results. Subjects at the bottom will give the fewest results. The list can be alphabetized by clicking on Name. You can select multiple subjects. Update results.
Location & Format:
Use to limit results to categorized items owned by Milne Library. Click on desired format(s). Update results.
Click on Sources and then on Show More for a selected list of databases in which results were found. Select the most appropriate databases. Update results. Searching individual databases listed leads to additional results and is recommended for the most effective searching.
Use Databases tab on the library web site to link to alphabetical list of individual databases. Click on database name(s) and enter words in the search box(es). Searching the individual databases improves search results because more refined searching can be done with appropriate subject terms.
Use to limit results to particular dates.
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Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta
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