In many databases, full-text may be immediately available via a pdf or html page.
If full-text is not directly available, look for the UC-eLinks button to check for full-text elsewhere OR to request through Interlibrary Loan. Your UCMnetID functions as your library card number on the Request screen.
If you have a citation and/or the UC-eLinks button is not available, use the appropriate Request form (#3) on the Interlibrary Loan page.
If citations/references are exporting to RefWorks, you can use the Bibliography feature to create a list of citations. Various format are available including APA. You can also use Tools > Preview Output Style to see how the format looks for a specific style.
Databases > Subject Areas > World History
1) Consider that your search strategy -- may vary depending on the scope of the search tool you are using.
2) Names and places may have variations on spelling which should be in included in a search. OR the terms together. E.g. mongols OR mughals
3) Join similar terms or synonyms together with OR. Example: rite* OR sacrific* OR ceremon* OR ritual*. Join dissimilar terms together with AND. e.g. Amenians AND "silk trade". Use " " to search for phrases.
4) To narrow to a specific time period, you will often have to rely on the description of period e.g. "golden age"; unique individual names, e.g. Ghazan Khan; subject headings e.g. su:Art, Safavid Iran. etc. to draw materials from the time frame you want.
5) Subject headings or Descriptors can be important if a search tool supports them well. e.g. su:Iran History Safavid dynasty, 1501-1736.
6) Truncation can be used to search for multiple words based on a specific stem. e.g. cermon* will include ceremony, ceremonies, ceremonial etc.
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Use reference collections of specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks etc, for background information or definitions. Some entries will include short bibliographies.
Examples of Collections:
Additional Reference Works:
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The Columbia Gazatteer of the World (current)
Historical Maps of the Middle East (Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection, U of T Austin)