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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
Secondary Sources will have more specific information about your topic.
- Books and journal articles are examples of Secondary Sources.
- Secondary sources are written by scholars and present a new interpretation or thesis based upon a synthesis of primary sources, scholarly journal articles, and other secondary sources.
- Sometimes there will be an entire book, sometimes you may have to assemble information from multiple monographs.
- Secondary sources generally have a bibliography of materials for further study, including primary sources, journal articles and books.
BOOKS ON RESERVE
To ensure equitable access, all reserve materials are to be used only in the library for the duration of the project.
DURING CLASS TIME IN THE LIBRARY:
- Books on reserve will be available to you in the Library Reading Room Your group may take these books to your workspace on the Library main floor.
- Please return all your books to a library staff member either at the Circulation Desk or in the Reading Room before you leave the library at the end of class..
OUTSIDE OF CLASS TIME, you may come to the Circulation Desk and sign out up to 2 books at a time for use in the library only. When you return those books, you may sign out up to 2 additional books. (Note: the limit to the number of books is to ensure equitable availability of materials among the 5 sections of US History.)
Click on the links below for a list of books on reserve:
If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
OR email us at
We're here to help!
Rhinocat is the Library's automated catalog of books, ebooks, and other library materials.
- A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits.
- When you identify a book that looks useful, click on the book title to open the book's full record.
- Scroll down to Subject(s): and click on a subject heading to find other books with the same subject headings.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Browse shelf to see books that sit to the left and right on the shelf.
eBook Only Search
Use this search to find only ebooks that can be accessed via our library catalog.
NoodleTools Tips for Citing Books / eBooks
NoodleTools Tips for Citing Books / eBooks and Journal Articles
PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from electronic sources. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.
To cite a book, first choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:
- Database = an electronic book found in a Taft Subscription Database such as Gale in Context: U.S. History.
- Choose Book.
- You must provide the permanent URL for your source. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link",Cite, or Citable Link.
- Choose the name of the database, using the pull-down menu under My library's databases.
- Complete information about the book (author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date).
- Website = an electronic book found on the Internet using a search engine like Google.
- Choose Book.
- Copy and paste the URL for the book from your browser address bar.
- Enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date. If there's an ISBN, search that number to get the information about the book.
- Print or In Hand = a book in the Reserve collection behind the main desk or found upstairs in the Main collection.
- Choose Book.
- Using information in the book, enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date.
Note: Print and electronic books can also be cited in NoodleTools using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) . For a print book, look for the ISBN and associated barcode on the back cover or on the back side of the title page. If you don't find it, a library staff member can help. Books published before 1967 won't have an ISBN.