This selective guide contains a bibliography of titles and electronic resources that will assist the students with historical research. It outlines a general approach to finding materials and resources housed in the F.D. Bluford Library and also electronic sources that may be accessible via the internet. This guide will help students organize their research and at the same time give them some tips on research strategy. Remember that researching any topic can seem overwhelming.
Using the Online Catalog
Establishing what resources the library owns on the subject you are researching should be your first priority. In order to find that information the student must use the online catalog called INNOPAC in our library. The Online Catalog can be searched by AUTHOR, TITLE, KEYWORD, JOURNL TITLE, and by SUBJECT HEADING. If you are going to do a keyword search you can either enter a word that may apper in the title or in the description of the work. If you are going to do a subject search you should use the Library of Congress Subject Heading located next to the computer workstations to help you determine the correct heading to use. There are serveral other options on narrowing or limiting your serch and on identifying similar titles. Please ask for assistance from a Reference Librarian.