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Dr. Nicholson

History/Historiography Information Resources
Guide Developed by Prof. Mike Strahan, Olson Library (227-2463)

Olson Library "Ask A Librarian" reference assistance including interactive chat (227-2294) (info@nmu.edu)

Chicago Style
(based upon 15th ed., 2003) includes examples of how to cite materials in both paper and online formats.

Turabian Style Reference Formats Guide includes examples of how to cite materials in both paper and online formats.

Library Map

Locating books, government documents, periodical records, manuscript collections, theses, and dissertations

For Library Catalog, use "Guided Search" and set limit to NMU Olson Library

Worldwide, use WorldCat  (Note: To retrieve & view online theses & dissertations, enter key words, click on "Internet Resources" & change "Any Content" drop box to "Thesis/dissertation".

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Union Catalog - Contains records for many freely available online theses and dissertations held by 204 universities & institutions worldwide. Keyword searchable.

Directory of ETD's Currently in Progress (Humanities) (some not free)

Biographical Reference Resources

Full-Text = full-text/full-image
BR = includes book reviews

Dates Covered
Gale Literary Index All Gale biography-related resources including Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, etc. All years
Biography Reference Center Indexes 1,000's of biographical books, directories, Who's Who, etc. works published
1900 - present
U.S. Census (historical data) Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts. 1790-present

Scholarly & Popular Literature Databases

AH Search [Arts & Humanities Search] BR

Indexes Ancient History; major focus as a citator database.
Indexes 160+ History titles.

articles published
1980 - present
ECO [Electronic Collections Online]   Full-Text  BR 120+ History titles indexed, 9 subscriptions full-image articles published
1995 - present
JSTOR   Full-Text   BR 39+ History titles, 14 Anthropology, & 10 Archaeology titles (all full-image) articles published
19th century - present
Sociological Abstracts BR Citations & abstracts from over 1,800 journals. Books, book chapters, dissertations, & conference papers are also indexed. works published
1952 - present
MLA [literature]  BR Periodical articles, books & book chapters works published
1963 - present
ERIC [Education]   BR Journal articles and education-related documents, lesson plans, etc. works published
1966 - present
ReadersGuideRetro   BR Popular literature articles published
1890 - 1982


Newspaper Databases

New York Times   Full-Text  BR


articles published
current 365 days
Newspaper Source Plus   Full-Text  BR 150 national & international newspapers & news services, including L.A. Times and The Times (London)  Note: capitalize AND, OR articles published
1996 - present
NewsBank  Full-Text  BR 500+ regional and national newspapers articles published
1992 - present
The Times & Sunday Times (London)  Full-Text   BR older issues through 1996 on microfilm Recent 7 days full-image; index 1985 - present

Newspaper Indexes
(all located in Abstracts Shelves)

Dates Held
Call Number
New York Times Index (newspaper on microfilm)
1851 - 2002
AI 21 .N45
New York Times Personal Name Index
1851 - present
AI 21 .N4522
The Times Index; Index to the Times (London)  (newspaper on microfilm)
1790 - 1996
AI 21 .T46


Scholarly & Popular Literature Indexes
(all located in Abstracts Shelves)

Dates Held
Call Number
International Index to Periodicals
1907 - 1955
AI 3 .I58
International Index
1955 - 1965
AI 3 .I58
Social Sciences & Humanities Index
1965 - 1974
AI 3 .I58
Humanities Index
1974 - 1991
AI 3 .H58
Social Sciences Index
1974 - 1991
AI 3 .I582
1802 - 1899
AI 3 .P71
Reader's Guide
1900 - 1984
AI 3 .R48
Book Review Digest
1905 - 1983
Z 1035 .A1 B55
Book Review Index
1965 - 1979
1983 - present
Z 1035 .A1 B6

Acquiring materials not held by Olson Library
Before submitting request, must verify through NMU library catalog that we do not own book/video/etc., or subscribe to       journal/magazine issue in either paper or online formats.)

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Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
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