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Software Use for Paper Preparation
Not sure how to insert footnotes in Microsoft Word or change margins or do some other such action?
YouTube often has many relevant tutorials, and Dr. Stuntz endorses their use.
If your searches there or elsewhere don't turn up the explanations you need, a librarian will be happy to help you find something.
Find Us Online
Definitely search both:
- Our library catalog, for books we have here
- WorldCat, for books other libraries have and will send here for you via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Definitely read the detailed tips on the Find Books page of this guide to most effectively use the catalog, WorldCat, and ILL.
Definitely search both:
- America: History & Life, for discovering articles from a greater number of history journals, which you might then read from whatever other database or print form, and for more search tools, including the Historical Period limiter.
- JSTOR, for finding articles from those journals for which we have full text available through the JSTOR database.
Definitely do each of these:
- Look for the primary sources used and cited by your secondary sources.
Mine the bibliographies of relevant books, articles, and dissertations.
- Look thoroughly in any possibly relevant digital, microform, or print collections described on the Primary Sources page of this guide or in the full Primary Sources guide.
- Search in our catalog and in WorldCat using subject terms and keywords described in the top left box of this guide's Primary Sources page.
Ask a Librarian
or text to (806) 429-4542
- New Handbook of Texas
- F 384 .N48 1996 Ref. (available in print & online)
- An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture, written by scholars, published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Encyclopedia of Mexico
- F 1210 E63 1997 Ref.
- Provides basic bibliographic and factual data.
- History of Texas, from its discovery and settlement, with a description of its principal cities and counties, and the agricultural, mineral, and material resources of the state.
- F386 .M87 1874 Special Collections (available in print and online)
The American Historical Association Guide to Historical Literature
- Z 6201 .A55 1995 (Reference)
- A two volume annotated bibliography "of the finest and most useful books and articles available in every field of historical scholarship
The Creative Guide to Research
- ZA 3075 .R69 2000 (Reference)
- A guide to finding information both in print and available through the World Wide Web.