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Using WorldCat to Locate Books (primary and secondary)
Use Worldcat and SUNY Search to find one primary and one secondary source on any of the following topics. (Remember, these might be useful search words when looking for primary sources: narratives, memoirs, diaries, interviews, oral histories, sources, documents, autobiographies.)
- Agent Orange
- San Francisco's water supply problems (late 19th and early 20th century)
- 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
- Agri-business/factory farming
- Protests against nuclear energy and weapons
- Three Mile Island accident
- Labeling of organic foods
Use this GoogleDoc to record what you find today.
WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch) This link opens in a new window
WorldCat includes records for books, videos, serial publications, articles, recorded books and music, electronic books, sheet music, genealogical references, cultural artifacts, digital objects, Web sites and much more. Contents from Milne Library and other libraries worldwide in over 470 languages.
Primary Sources: Newspaper & Magazine Articles
Use the linked tools to find articles on the same topic that you looked for in WorldCat.
Use the same GoogleDoc you used earlier to record the articles you find.
Zotero is citation management software that is free online, although you will have limited storage with the free version. It can do the following:
- Create citations and bibliographies for you
- Organize your sources and tag them for easy searching
- Share sources between people in groups for easier group work
Citation mangers are useful for major papers and projects where you will be dealing with a lot of sources, and can streamline your workflow once you learn to use them.
For organizing websites, journal articles, database citations, videos, images and more. This tool works with your Firefox or IE browser to store and save anything you find. Integration with Microsoft Word and other word processors allows you to create citations and bibliographies from your saved resources.