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US History: Exploring Demographic Groups in WWII America: Secondary Sources: Books / eBooks

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.
Tips for Citing Books / eBooks in NoodleTools


Rhinocat is the Library's automated catalog of books, ebooks, and other library materials.

  • 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.

Search RhinoCat 

Adding Books to the Reserve Collection

To ensure that all US History students have equal access to library materials:

When you find a useful book about your group in RhinoCat that is not already on reserve, bring it to the Circulation Desk and we will add it to the Reserve collection.
The books will remain on reserve for the duration of the project.

If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
OR email us at
We're here to help!


    • To ensure equitable access, these books may be used IN THE LIBRARY ONLY.
    • You may scan pages using your smartphone - Remember the title page and back of the title page!
  • During class time, reserve books will be freely available on the Reserve book truck(s).
    • Books do not need to be signed out. 
    • You are on your honor to return all books before leaving the library at the end of class.
  • Outside of class time / after the class day, reserve books / book truck(s) will be behind the Circulation Desk
    • You may sign books out to use in the library only for 2 hours. 

Scan pages from books and other print sources 

including title page and back side of title page
and email the PDF to your Taft email


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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.

International Standard Book Number - Wikipedia