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The print and electronic sources below are encyclopedias and other reference sources that will give you a broad overview of your subject:
Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
This will allow you to better understand where the specific information you find later fits in the bigger picture.
Make note of terms relating to your topic which you can then use when searching for secondary sources (books and journal articles) and primary sources. Examples: Names of people; important dates; relevant legislation; words or expressions unique to your topic. These are your "keywords." You will also use these keywords to search in the index of your ebooks.
General Search Tips:
Examples of Reference Sources: Almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, dictionaries / thesauruses, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes.
Online Subscription Databases Containing Reference Sources
To cite, choose Database and then Reference Source (See more citation tips below)
Gale encyclopedia of U. S. economic history. 2015 (click on the triangle ► icon in the Table of Contents to open complete list of articles)
PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from electronic sources. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.
For a new citation, click on +New Source.
To cite an encyclopedia / reference source, first choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it.
Next, you will choose what type of source you are citing. In this case, Reference Source.
If you found the article in a Taft Subscription Database such as Gale in Context: U. S. History:
If you are citing an article on a website you found using a search engine such as Google:
Note: Reference sources found in a Taft Subscription Database can also be cited in NoodleTools using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) if provided. If you don't find it, we can help you.
If you have any questions, Mr. Padgett or Ms. Taylor are happy to help!