HY 104

Spring 2009

Dr. Harry Miller

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SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog

Use the catalog to locate books, journal subscriptions, videos/dvds and government documents in this library.

Sample Subject Searches:

  • sepoy rebellion
  • asia--history
  • india
  • east asia--social life and customs

Sample Keyword (AND with Relevance) Searches (be careful to use only one space between words):

  • sepoy
  • "sepoy mutiny"
  • "indian mutiny"
  • india 1857
  • rebellion 1857
  • imperialism asia?
  • nationalism asia?
  • "political culture" (country)
  • india biography

Google Books -- http://books.google.com full view of books out-of-copyright (approx. 1925 and earlier.) Downloadable. Previews and snippets of more current books.

Reference Books in our Library:

ACLS Humanities E-Book. Available through the catalog or Articles, Indexes, Databases Very selective collection of fulltext books in the humanities.

NetLibrary -- 12,000 current, full-text books are now available online through the catalog or through Electronic Books link on the homepage. Create an account (very top right corner of NetLibrary) in order to read these books.

http://worldcat.org. Use this to find out what is published on a topic. No full-text, citations only. Enter your zip code to find out what nearby libraries own the item.

Articles--Articles, Indexes, and Databases --Available on campus and remotely (login with last name and first 2 letters of your first name(NOT your initials), then Jag Number)

JSTOR. A collection of full-text journals which are usually at least 3 to 5 years old, but often extend back many years. The journals may be searched separately or as a group. Some relevant journals in JSTOR are in the Asian Studies and Middle East Studies collections.

Project Muse. Full-text access to current issues of humanities and social science journals.

Periodicals Archive Online. Similar to JSTOR. Content up to 1995.

Sage Journals Online. Full-text journals of this publisher from 1999 to the present.

Academic Search Premier. (EBSCO) Some full-text. Includes book reviews.

Academic OneFile (Gale/InfoTrac). Some full-text. Includes book reviews.

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale/InfoTrac). Citations and some full text articles from magazines, newspapers, and academic journals.

SocIndex with Fulltext. (EBSCO). Includes some full-text.

LexisNexis: World News: Asia/Pacific News Sources --current newspaper articles (selected titles)

Google Scholar. Google's attempt at a scholarly database. Useful for identifying some books and articles, but often will not link to full-text. Set your preferencess to University of South Alabama. Links to JSTOR articles, but you must log-in if off-campus. Does link to Google Books for full-text of books that Google has scanned and are out-of-copyright. Click on Library Search to see if the USA Libraries hold a book.

Oxford University Press. Full-text for 152 Oxford publications

Cambridge Journals Online. Full-text for the journals we subscribe to in print. Use the Advanced search. Sepoy 1857

To access full-text articles if you have the citation information:

Use Our Journal List on the Library Homepage to find an article in a journal to which we subscribe. Type in the name of the journal, not the title of the article.

Use InterLibrary Loan on the Library Homepage under the yellow "Information and Services" banner to order books and articles from other libraries if we do not own them. First-time users are asked to set up an account with a login and password you will remember. Then you may order items, check the status and renew online using your own login and password.

Documenting Sources:

Bedford/St. Martin Documentation

Chicago Manual of Style Quick guide

Turabian Citation Guide

Web Sites:

Evaluating Web Sites: Be careful choosing information from public websites. Here are some of the ways you can sort the junk from the good stuff.



Selected Web Sites:

JGuide: Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources http://jguide.stanford.edu

Asian History http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/tm/asian.html

Internet Indian History Sourcebook http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/india/indiasbook.html

Portals to the World
Country information of all kinds put together by the subject experts of the Library of Congress.

Country Studies http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Country Studies Area Handbook Series (Library of Congress - Federal Research Division)

Library Guide:

History: http://www.southalabama.edu/univlib/guides/history.htm

Plagiarism and Turnitin

What is plagiarism?

Academic Integrity and Turnitin

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Last updated: 05/14/09.