We assume you already know how to search OneSearch to find books! Check out the IS 101 Foundations guide if you need a review.
There are several research tips that take you to the next level. While your topic may not be "historical research" per se, you will still benefit from the search strategies and resources on this page, in particular, WorldCat.
Notice other subject terms on book record pages you can use as keywords or searches yourself:
Get in the habit of checking the publisher--university press publishers should be fine to trust as scholarly monographs, as should some standard trade academic publishers (Lexington, Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge, etc). Look for footnotes and endnotes and avoid popular press publishers and popular as opposed to scholarly historians.
You can search in and borrow from other libraries for free--watch the video below to start expanding your options.
Documentaries are gold mines for ideas, if not more resources for your own evidence. You will find them in both the DVD shelving and in our streaming film databases.
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