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HIST B323 History of the Holocaust

A research guide to help students in Prof. Mark Roseman's History of the Holocaust (Hist-B323).

Getting Started


Research is rarely simple or direct. Expect to change directions and hit roadblocks every now and then.
Confusing Road Sign
(source: Brian Metcalfe, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

This guide will help you reduce the frustrations you will undoubtedly encounter as you pursue your research. It has four parts:

  1. General Information for help finding books at IU and beyond.
  2. Background provides links to encyclopedias that focus on the Holocaust or genocide in general.
  3. Researching the Holocaust will be most helpful when you are ready to start your research project. It includes links to historical newspapers, primary source collections, and secondary source databases.
  4. General information about writing academic papers, including how to form research questions, cite sources, and distinguish primary and secondary sources. Note that this information information is not for any specific course and you should follow the instructions of your professor (e.g. just because this guide tells you how to cite in MLA format does not mean it is an acceptable citation style for your class).

Always feel free to contact me or another librarian for help! Helping you is the reason we became librarians!