One Source Leads to Another....

Mine the bibliographies and footnotes of quality resources to discover other quality resources

Learn to recognize the types of resources you see in bibliographies and footnotes, and how to search for them in the Library Catalog.  Citations may refer to a full book, a particular chapter in a book, a journal article, a newspaper article, an online source, and others.  Can you identify the type of source in the entries below?  How would you search for them in the Library Catalog?

  • Gerald Horne, Black and Red: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Afro-American Response to the Cold War 1944-1963 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986)
  • James L. Roark, "American Black Leaders: The Response to Colonialism and the Cold War," African Historical Studies 4, no.2 (1971)
  • Walter White, "Kinship of Colored Peoples: People, Politics, and Places," Chicago Defender, March 3, 1945
  • Mark Solomon, "Black Critics of Colonialism and the Cold War," in Cold War Critics: Alternatives to American Foreign Policy in the Truman Years, Ed. Thomas G. Paterson (Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1971)


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