The strength and the challenge of IU's history collection is its breadth. Do you feel overwhelmed? Can't find what you're looking for? This guide can help! If you're still having trouble, please let me know!
In a rush? Try the tabs below.
Ready to dive deeper? The other pages in this guide cover the following topics: finding books, gathering background information, finding primary and secondary sources about genocide, and general tips on academic paper writing.
The main catalog of books at Indiana University is IUCAT. Watch the video below if you need help finding e-books in IUCAT.
If you are just starting a research project and need to know some basic information to get started, encyclopedias and historical dictionaries are great tools.
Most databases allow you click a box with a name like "scholarly articles," which does a reasonably good job of limiting your results to high-quality, academic articles.
Although IU has access to newspapers from around the world, most of our large collections of historical newspapers center on the United States. Check out the "Old News" link below for non-American newspapers.
Primary sources take many forms and you can find them in all sorts of places, both online and in person, but you need to make be sure the source is legitimate. The websites below are just a few places to find primary sources. Go to the sources for researching genocide page for more options or contact me if you need help.