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Students taking History courses at IWU will find suggestions for quality research sources here.

Research assistance available

As your designated librarian, I created this guide to help you meet your research needs. If you need more assistance or have any other questions, look in the sidebar on the right for times I'm in my office and ways to contact me for a consultation outside those hours. We can puzzle through your research process together! Here's a word picture of the kinds of things I can help you with:

Table of Contents


What's in this Research Guide?

Using the Library
How to find books in the stack
How to read a call number
How to register for and request and item through I-Share
How to register for and request an item through ILLiad

Databases & Catalogs
MegaSearch Search Box
Links to book & videos catalog
Links to biology specific databases
Links to general science databases

Research Skills
Reading an Assignment
Developing a Topic
Searching for Information
Choosing your Sources

RefWorks & Citation Tools
RefWorks - A bibliographic/citation management tool
Write-n-Cite - a tool to make RefWorks integrate with MS Word
Refworks Tutorial
Comparing Citation Tools

Get Help
Research Tools & Collections KnowledgeBase/FAQs IWU Writing Center
ITS HelpDesk


Professional associations

American Historical Association (AHA)

Directory of Historical Organizations in the U.S. and Canada REF E172.D5 2002

Guide to History Departments Around the World

Links for the History Profession
This site has links to numerous history organizations and institutions, teaching and research sources, and online publications.

Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Contact me for help

Meg Miner
309-556-1538; Ames Library 401C, in the Archives

Research Assistance Hours

M 10-12

T 3-5

F 1-2

Other times by appointment
Website / Blog Page

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