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About this guide

This is a class guide for HIST 1200-103 FWS, Writing History:  A Life Under Cover -- Spies in History, Fiction and Cinema, taught by Benedetta Carnaghi.

In this class we will cover:

Reference Sources for Background Material
  Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and reference lists

Understanding different types of sources
  News, scholarly articles, images; primary vs. secondary; bias.

Finding Books
  Find items held at Cornell (books, journal holdings, etc.)

Finding Articles
  Find articles, essays, book chapters and monographs

Requesting items not available at Cornell
  BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan

Evaluating your sources
  Some tips on how to evaluate the sources you've found

Citing your sources
  Guides and Resources for preparing your bibliography

Getting Help
Ask a Librarian!

See the Library's Introduction to Research web page for more tips and strategies.

Subject Librarian

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106 Olin Library

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