Protip: subjects are most helpful for finding BOOKS (more than articles)
Any field (contains)...
Read bibliographies and notes of secondary literature carefully. Historians carefully document their sources in footnotes and bibliographies. You can get a good sense of not only specific primary sources that may allow you to explore a topic, but you can also get a general sense of the kinds of sources historians have used to research a topic.
From the secondary literature, you can identify individuals, places, institutions, and organizations important to your topic. This information will assist you in searching for primary sources in online catalogs.
In order to learn how well (or poorly) received a book or article was in the field, read reviews! You can also use reviews to discover new scholarship in the field. They can also point you at similar (or better) books or articles.
HINT: add the key words "review" or "review article" to your Catalyst search.
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