Library Research Guide
1. Select the tab "Books, articles + more". Enter keywords related to topic in the Search It search box.
2. Search results will include books, journal articles, and more.
3. Click on "Peer-reviewed journals" to limit results to journal articles, specifically from journals with articles reviewed by other scholars prior to publishing.
4. If the full text of the article is available online, Search It will indicate that with a green dot. Click on View It to link to the full text.
5. Search It displays a grey button when the full text of an article is not online.
6. When an article is not available online or in print from the Libraries, request a copy using Interlibrary Loan.
Use K-State Libraries Only option to search for books, videos, and other items owned by K-State Libraries. Enter keywords to search for items on a topic. Search It shows if an item is available and where it is shelved.
1. Enter keywords in Search It's search box.
2. Click K-State Libraries only option to search for items owned by K-State Libraries.
3. Item record shows if an item is available and where it is shelved.
4. Virtual Browse shows items shelved nearby the item you found. They have similar call numbers, so will usually be about a similar topic.
K-State Libraries subscribes to over 300 databases on many subjects. You will find the most relevant information by searching in our history databases. Most of articles and sources you find in these databases will be academic or scholarly sources written for students or faculty studying a topic. However, some of the databases do include articles written for readers who are not experts on a topic.
Try multiple searches in the databases. You can be as specific as a particular concentration/internment camp, like Drancy, or try broader searches, like Holocaust and France.
America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts only care about history. That's it. Just history. That means that when you search Historical Abstracts for articles about divorce, all of the articles (1002 as of today) will be related to history.
Since these two databases are all about history, they have a cool search feature that others don't: you can limit your search to an historical time period. This option appears in the lower part of the search page. You can select any range of dates from pre-history to this year.