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HIST 2215 - Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present (Abbott): Home


Hello! This course guide has been created for students enrolled in History 2215:Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present. In this guide, you will find several resources intended to help with your library research project (pg 8-10 of your syllabus).

Below is a description of the pages found in the menu above:

  • Research Guides - These guides contain lists of resources you can use for your research.
    • Irish Studies Guide - This guide lists key resources for Irish Studies--this guide should have what most students need to find their 4 sources.
    • History Research Guide - This guide lists more resources in all areas of history. 
  • Research Tutorials
    • Advanced Search Tips - A few key tools and strategies to create a search focused on your research needs.
    • Optimize Your Research - In this tutorial we introduce filters, functionality found in most databases that allow you to narrow results based on criteria such as date published, source type, language, and more.
    • Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles - This page contains a list of databases that contain scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles, along with a few things to keep in mind when conducting your research.
    • Citation Chasing - Citation chasing is a strategy that can be used when conducting a literature review. The process involves taking the sources you've already found to help steer you toward undiscovered sources.
    • Using Google Scholar - To get the most out of Google Scholar there are a few things you'll want to set up first. This guide provides instruction on how to set all of that up.
    • Know the Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources Describes the difference between primary and secondary sources, explains why your intended use of a source can influence whether it's considered primary or secondary, and provides examples of each for different disciplines.
  • APA Guide & Citation Resources
    • Chicago Notes-Bibliography Guide - An easy-to-use guide on Chicago citation guidelines, including footnotes, references, and general formatting standards.
    • APA Style Guide - An easy-to-use guide on APA citation guidelines, including in-text citations, references, and general formatting standards.
    • MLA Style Guide - An easy-to-use guide on MLA citation guidelines, including in-text citations, references, and general formatting standards.
    • Use a Citation Generator Safely - Get help formatting your citations by using citation generators in the Library's catalog and databases.
    • Zotero User Guide - Zotero is a free citation management tool that can be used to help organize and keep track of all the citations you collect for the literature review. This guide can help get you started, but please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

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