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ES - Race, Sexuality, and US Sports History: Articles

Taught by Betsy Schlabach

Historic newspaper search hints

Because language changes, be sure to use search terms used at the time the materials were created, even if those terms are now obsolete. For example, the following historic terms will produce more results than their modern-day counterparts:

Modern Usage vs. Historic Usage comparison table
Modern Usage Historic Usage
gas, service station filling station
African American Afro American, Negro
voting rights suffrage

From:Chronicling of America-(The Library of Congress) - http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/

Finding Known Articles

Steps for finding items listed in bibliographies

  1. Locate a bibliographic citation. Look at the list of sources in subject encyclopedias and bibliographies.
     
  2. Determine if the source is a book or an article in a journal. Some clues
    Does it have volume and/or issue numbers? Does the date include a month? Then it's most likely from a journal.
    Is a publisher and/or place of publication included in the citation? Then it is probably from a book.
  3. Check to see if we have local access to the item or can obtain through interlibrary loan.
  4. What if we don't own it?  Request it from another through interlibrary loan. Log into Illiad to create the request or use the Interlibrary Loan links in WorldCat and article databases. Interlibrary Loan is free for students!

Scholarly Journals

    Historical Popular Magazines

      Historic Newspaper Archives

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