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HIST 300 - Introduction to Historical Thinking

Research Consultations with Sara K. Kearns & Dan Ireton

A librarian can meet with you at any point in your research process and help you:

  • create a research plan
  • determine if there are primary or secondary sources that you can access for your topic
  • identify other archives or organizations that you can contact 
  • improve your literature review
  • request materials from other libraries
  • master RefWorks

Please email Sara K. Kearns or Dan Ireton to set up an appointment. We can meet in-person, via IM, or video (using Zoom.)

Interlibrary Loan

When K-State Libraries doesn't own a book, journal article, film or other resource* that you need for your research, we will try to borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

First, create an account and then request materials. Most of the time, it's totally free for you!

When you use the Get It button in our databases, the "Not Available? Request from Interlibrary Loan" option will take you to the Interlibrary Loan request screen.

Interlibrary Loan requests can take:

  • 2-5 days for electronically received copies (PDFs of articles, chapters, sections from books 50 pages and under)
  • 3-10 days for books, videos, and anything else we get through the mail

*Sorry, we are unable to borrow textbooks through Interlibrary Loan.

How to Create an Interlibrary Loan Account

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Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style is the guide to writing, your notes, and bibliographies in History.


The most recent edition (16th) in print is on Reserve at Library Help on Hale's 2nd floor. 


We also have the Chicago Manual of Style online


More questions? Check out Purdue's OWL: Chicago Manual of Style