Carnegie Mellon University Libraries: Research Help: History

Resources for Specific History Classes


79-326:
The Role of the Environment in the Collapse of Ancient Societies:
A Resource Guide

Working from home? Use the Remote User Access options for databases and resources marked Carnegie Mellon users only.


Background


Use these resources to get more information on a particular topic, to clarify facts, etc. Longer encyclopedia articles may illustrate the major issues in a particular topic, and usually include a bibliography of relevant resources.

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Books


To find books on your topic, use the catalogs listed below. If you need help finding books on your topic, ask at the Hunt Library reference desk. The reference staff can help you identify appropriate terms and search strategies to use for your topic.

Willing to experiment? Use Metalib and using the Library Catalogs set, search all the above at once!

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Internet Guides

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Journal Articles


Journal articles are written by scholars in the field, and are the type of article your professors usually expect to see in your papers, supporting your thesis. They are located by use of databases, which usually cover journal articles in a particular field. While you might find a few articles in a search of the surface web by using a search engine like Google, you will find many more by using these specialized databases, which Google, and even Google Scholar, do not search.

If full text links for journal articles are not provided, click on to see retrieval options. This is only for journal article citations, and may not be available in all databases. Otherwise, use Cameo to see if materials are in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. If they aren't, you can use the Interlibrary Loan options to obtain the material.


If you need help finding journal articles on your topic, ask the librarians at the Hunt Library reference desk.

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Maps

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Pictorial Resources

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See also:
Unclear of where to start or what to do? Contact Sue Collins, Liaison Librarian for History sc24@andrew.cmu.edu (for Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and students only). You can also see when Sue will be at the Hunt Library Reference Desk, available to help, by logging on to My Andrew and selecting "View Calendar" from the menu on the left. Use the "View Agenda" icon, and search "Susan Collins."
December 2008 -- http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sc24/ancient.html
Sue Collins, Liaison Librarian for History, sc24@andrew.cmu.edu

Resources for Specific History Classes

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries: Research Help: History