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HIST 100: Migration and Mobility in the Medieval North

Prof. Austin Mason - Fall 2018

Use this Guide for...

  1. Navigating the Library
  2. Finding sources for your research paper
  3. Formatting your bibliography and footnotes

Remember: Research is a skill that you need to learn - no one innately knows how to do this!

How to browse for a book

Browsing the shelves

The books in the library are shelved in call number order, so books on a similar topic are shelved together. Take time to look at the books shelved near books that you've found. You can also use Catalyst to virtually browse the shelves: click on a record for a print book title (ebooks are not included in this feature) and scroll down to Virtual Browse to see books that would be shelved nearby.


[visual description: screen shot showing book titles in the Catalyst virtual browse]


Start with Reference

Specialized reference works