Begin the tutorial by clicking the first link, or select any page to review.
- Primary Sources: Use the catalog to locate primary source materials in the library.
Look for special words that indicate primary sources in the catalog subject headings
- Primary Sources on the Web: Use virtual libraries and Web directories to
locate other primary source materials on the Web.
- Secondary Sources: Find historical books (including e-books that can be read online) using the library catalog. Locate reviews of those books using a library research database. Some reviews are also available on the Web.
- Journal Articles: Locate scholarly journal articles by searching in a periodical index (research database). The database may provide information about the location of the journal containing the article. If not, search for the journal title in the library catalog.
- Data Sources and Maps: Historical census data is available by searching the catalog and from Web sites. Many libraries are now creating digital collections of historical maps on the Web.
NOTE: Items labeled with (OSU access) are accessible to OSU users only. It requires name.# authentication for off-campus access to OSU users. Non-OSU users will not have access unless on campus. Your local academic or public library may have access to these tools.