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HIST 282 - The 1960s - Primary Source Research

Tools and strategy for locating primary sources on topics related to the United States in the 1960s
Subjects: History

Does RIC own this journal?

To look for a specific periodical whose title you know (i.e. Journal of world history) , click on the JOURNALS by Title link on the Library home page. A search for the journal, Journal of World History, for example, indicates what years (issues) are owned by Adams Library and in what format: print or electronic.

Articles in Databases

  • Before you search the databases below, make sure that you consider carefully the persons, places, named events and organizations or groups related to the research question you are trying to answer and that you create a list of ideas to use as keywords in your search.
    • When you find a relevent citation, click on "Check the library for the item" to open another window which will indicate if the library has access to the journal and in what format (print or electronic). If the answer under Option 1 is "Sorry, no holdings were found," Option 2 will allow searching of the entire HELIN catalog - other libraries in HELIN may have the article you need.  Option 3 contains a link to "Request an article through document delivery" lower on the same page. REMEMBER: article requests require a MINIMUM of 10 days.

    Articles in Databases - SECONDARY

    Articles in Databases - PRIMARY

    Citing Articles

    The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010 REF Z253 .U69 2010 is kept in the Library's reference collection.  Please ask for it at the Reference Desk if you should need information about proper citation that cannot be answered by the History Department's own "modified Chicago" style sheet.

    Consider consulting OWL - the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University - for an online guide to Chicago style formatting for periodical article citations.