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History 191 (Dawson): Home

Capstone Seminar


By the end of this session, you will

  • have a greater understanding of the organization of information and available search tools.
  • navigate and search the library's website to locate resources.
  • find known items based on citation information.
  • become familiar with ways to approach your research topic (bibliographies, subject searching etc.)

Google Spreadsheet

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources

Accessing Full-Text

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. 

Finding Databases

When selecting a database consider 1) subject 2) time period and 3) content types (primary, secondary, scholarly articles, monographs etc.).


Range of Content -- Example #1

Content: Narrow/Specific Content: Broad
Virginia Company Archives Project Muse
Virginia Company Database Logo Project Muse Database Logo

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