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HIST 244: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire

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French Databases


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 it Scholarly?

How can you tell if something is scholarly?

  • Is the author an academic?

    • Are they employed at a university? Do they have a Ph.D.? If the source doesn't say, use Google.
  • Are there lots of footnotes, endnotes, or references?

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

    • Often these contain the name of a university [Oxford University Press}, if not, 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 not use Google to check out the journal's website & editorial board.

If the answers are yes, you probably have a scholarly source--it's 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