HIST 4025: American Material Culture/Reason

Basic Research Tools

Library Home Page : central location for GIL, the UGA Libraries catalog, GALILEO collection of databases, links to research help, and more library services

GIL Classic : what the Libraries own and where we keep it, with structured searching software

GILFind Beta : what the Libraries own and where we keep it, with more Google-like search software, links to Google Books, and other features, like favorite lists, suggested citations, and ability to text call numbers 

GIL Express : catalog of libraries across the University System; click "Request" at the top of the screen to have a book sent from another library

Multisearch : Find books and articles with one search

GALILEO : collection of over 400 research databases, including:

  • Academic Search Complete : multi-subject database with articles from scholarly journals and news magazines
  • JSTOR : core journals in many fields from their first issue (dating to the 1700s in some cases) to 3-5 years ago
  • Try subject-specific databases for in depth topic research
How to Read Library of Congress Call Numbers : Guide here or here

Secondary Sources in History

These databases help you find articles in journals of history written by professional academics. An article can help you find a focussed discussion of a specific topic--for example, you might find an article on Ty Cobb more useful than a book on the history of baseball.

America: History & Life Index to articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, on topics covering 1450-present. Includes coverage  of regional history journals like theGeorgia Historical Quarterly.

Historical Abstracts  Index and abstracts to articles on world history 1450 to present (excluding U.S. and Canada).

JSTOR Access to back issues (from the date of first publication) of selected, core journals. Use the Advanced Search to limit your results to journals of history.

Academic Search Complete Articles from some peer-reviewed journals as well as general interest magazines.

Other Databases You May Consider

GALILEO contains over 400 databases; you may want to consider using a subject-specific database like one of these:

Anthropological Literature Citations to articles, reports, commentaries and obituaries in more than 900 journals and monographic series held in Harvard's Tozzer Library.

Art & Architecture Complete-BETA (EBSCO) Articles on art, art history, architecture, landscape architecture and related fields.

Business Source Complete Business-related articles from many peer-reviewed and other journals, reports, company profiles, and other sources.

ERIC (at EBSCOhost) Educational Resources Information Center. Index and abstracts of articles, books, and documents covering education research and practice.

GenderWatch (ProQuest) Articles from scholarly and popular journals and other publications on gender in cultural, social, and historical context.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) (ProQuest) On the nature and use of language.

MLA International Bibliography (literature and language) Index to articles, books, and book chapters on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.

Music Index Articles from popular magazines and academic journals.

Political Science Complete (EBSCO) International literature in political science.

PsycINFO The major index for articles, books, chapters, dissertations, and reports in psychology.

Religion & Philosophy Collection Articles on spiritual, ethical, philosophical, cultural, and historical aspects of world religions.

Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest) Index and abstracts to articles in sociology.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text (EBSCO) Index of physical education journals.

Citing Sources

UGA Libraries Citation Style Guides : examples of commonly cited items like books and articles from many different citation styles

The Purdue Online Writing Lab: Research and Citation Sources : more in-depth discussions of APA, MLA, and Chicago styles

Refworks : export citations from GALILEO databases and add them to your papers using an add-in to MSWord; automatically format bibliographies More about Refworks; Request a training session in Refworks

Last Update: August 20, 2012 17:28