Places to start finding stuff:
- Library online catalog <http://library.bowdoin.edu/>
- Start with a word search <http://phebe.bowdoin.edu/search/w>
- Maine Info Net <http://188.8.131.52/>
- Online journals:
- Jstor <http://library.bowdoin.edu/ejournals/ip/jstor.cgi>
- Project Muse <http://library.bowdoin.edu/ejournals/ip/muse.cgi>
- Academic Search Premier <http://web1.epnet.com/search.asp>
- America: History and Life <http://library.bowdoin.edu/erl/ip/america.cgi>
- Library guide to American History <http://library.bowdoin.edu/rguides/amerhist/>
- Rael’s guide to historical research at Bowdoin <http://www.bowdoin.edu/%7Eprael/sources.htm>
- WorldCat <http://library.bowdoin.edu/erl/ip/worldcat.cgi>
- Some useful reference sources <http://www.bowdoin.edu/%7Eprael/encyclopedia.htm>
Online guides for citing sources:
- Research and Documentation Online (online guide from Bedford/St. Martin’s Press) <http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/resdoc/history/footnotes.htm>
- A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities <http://www.h-net.msu.edu/%7Eafrica/citation.html>
- Online! from Bedford’s/St. Martin’s Press (for electronic sources only) <http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/index.html>
- Citing Electronic Sources (from the Library of Congress) <http://memory.loc.gov/learn/start/cite/index.html>
Three books on writing every history student should own:
- Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, 3rd ed. (Boston: Bedford Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2001). <D13.R295 2001> Contains much concise, useful advice, including a guide to Chicago-style citations.
- Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996). <LB2369.T8 1996> The standard source for college history writers.
- Diana Hacker, Rules for Writers, 3rd ed. (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1996). <PE1408 .H277 2000> A standard grammar, useful for identifying and correcting mistakes.