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History: Historical Research Methods

Basic search tips and strategies for history students

Requesting Article Copies

Please email all article copy requests to:

Library of Congress Authorities

The Library of Congress Authorities is a free government website that anyone can search. You can search for subject headings, titles, companies and names. Some headings make sense and are just what you would expect them to be and others can be confusing! Watch the video on the left for searching tips.

Search Dugan Library

Look for books and videos in Dugan Library!

WorldCat Discovery

Search WorldCat to discover books not owned by our library.  You can submit a request to borrow items from other libraries.  This is a free service for NU students.

The video above reviews how to request a book from another library.

Suggested Databases

History Power Search
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You might also try these other resources:

Historical Periodicals Collection

Historical Periodicals Collection
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