Historical Figures Research Paper - Ingles

Catalog:  (CCHS Library>Catalog)
  • Brainstorm possible keywords and search the catalog. 
  • Non-fiction -circulating books in the "stacks" - find a shelf number for a book on your topic and browse for other books on your topic in the same area
  • Reference:  Consult specialized encyclopedias for your topic or region. Use indexes - sometimes the index is in the last volume of a set.
  • eBooks - To search for eBooks only in the catalog, click on: "Search only Electronic Books".  Note: not all eBooks are listed in the catalog.  Those in the catalog will have "online" before their call number.  

Sample Print Sources:
B HANNIBAL         
Hannibal: Rome's worst nightmare                                              Philip Brooks

941.081 DRA           
For Queen and country: Britain in the Victorian age                 Margaret Drabble

Leonardo da Vinci: artist, inventor, and Renaissance man      Rachel Koestler-Grack                                         
REF 947 ENC   
Encyclopedia of Russian History                                                 James R Millar

eBooks    (creeklibrary.org>Research Resources>eBooks)
When you are off campus, log in with username: creek and password: bear, for most databases.
  • Finding eBooks in the catalog - To search for just eBooks in the catalog, click on: "Search only Electronic Books".  Note many, but not all, eBooks are listed in the catalog; call number will have "online" before the number.  
  • EX: Search "World War"  and check 'eBooks only':  ONLINE 327.1273 JAN The dark game: true spy stories from invisible ink to CIA moles   (This is an Overdrive Book - log in with your student ID; Don't download Overdrive books onto school computers - use the "Read" option on school computer

Databases(creeklibrary.org>Research Resources>Databases)

Biography in Context

ABC-CLIO databases - search all databases, or select a specific database
History Reference Center
Student Resources in Context
World History in Context

For more in-depth articles try Academic Search Premier and JSTOR.

To get better Google search results, try typing site:edu or site: org + name of the topic  
 Examples:       site: org "treaty of Versailles"      ex: site: org Pompeii