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HIST 244: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire

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Finding Books

  • After doing a search, choose Available Online to see eBooks or On Our Shelves to see physical books

  • Under the Format field on the left, choose Books

Requesting Physical Books from K

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  1. Sign In to your library account
  2. Request this item

We will retrieve the books for you, and you will get an email when you can pick them up at the Library.

Finding books beyond K

Is a source Scholarly?

How can you tell if a source is scholarly?

  • Is the author an academic?

    • Does the author have a Ph.D.? Are they employed at a university? If the source doesn't say, use Google.
  • Does this source present the results of research by the authors?

  • Are there lots of footnotes, endnotes, or references?

  • Is it published by an academic or university press? (for books)

    • Often the publisher contains the name of a university [ex: Oxford University Press]; if the publisher is not a university press, use Google to find the press and read about their editorial board/policies.

  • Is it published in a scholarly journal? (for articles)

    • Sometimes these contain the word "journal" in the title; if the title does not include the word "journal," use Google to check out the journal's website & editorial board.

    • If the publisher is a university press, that's a good clue that the publication is peer reviewed and scholarly.

If the answers are yes, the source is probably scholarly -- which means it has gone through a rigorous peer review process.

If you are unsure, ask your professor or a librarian!

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

parts of a scholarly article labeled: Journal Name, Volume/Issue Number, Date, Article title, Author, Author Information, and Article Abstract or Summary