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HST 1010: Complex Cases: Law, Justice, & Equality in Modern America - Kornbluh (Fall 2013)

Strategy 1: Start with Known Items

Strategy One: Start with Known Items

Start your research by consulting materials on a topic that your have used in class, that have been recommended to you by your professor, or that are cited in works you've read.

  • Review the footnotes and bibliography for additional books to consult.
  • Look the book up in the UVM Library Catalog and see what other books share the same "subject."

Strategy 2: Browsing

Strategy Two: Browsing

When you are looking for books on the shelves of the Howe Library, look at the books near the book you went to look for. Books on similar topics are shelved together and you will often find excellent materials by browsing the shelves in this way.

Strategy 3: Cast a Wide Net

Strategy Three: Cast a Wide Net

Use a variety of research databases as you look for resources and use WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan to locate materials beyond UVM.