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HSS 100 - Imperial China: Secondary Sources: Reserves and E-Books

Remote Learning - Access to eBooks

This page will lead you to the OWHL's most reliable sources for digitized books, or eBooks.  If you wish to browse for eBooks on your topic, try any of the links below.  If you need assistance, please use our Chat Service, OWHL Answers, below, and we will be happy to help!

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Secondary Sources: Websites

You can also find secondary sources on websites.

However, not all websites are trustworthy and worthy of citation in your academic work. Be sure to consider who is responsible for a website, when and where it was created and updated, and for what purpose. Always ask your teacher or a librarian to vet a website before citing it in your paper.

Below are some websites with secondary source-type information that you can use in your research:

Books on Reserve

Reference books don't provide all the answers. Eventually you are going to need to move on to other sources to get more details.That's where the books on Reserve come in. The OWHL librarians and your teachers have already pre-selected a large selection of books that we feel are going to be the most useful to you.

If you want to find other books on your topic, use the OWH Library catalog to find materials.

 

Recommended E-books

Parts of a book

Besides the main content of a book, the parts of a book itself can provide information useful for research.  The main parts of a book include:

Table of Contents: An outline or breakdown of the different chapters of a book.

Bibliography: The list of works used in the research of the book; useful for finding more informaiton on a topic.

Index: The list of key words, often including people and place names, used in the book and the page numbers for where those words appear; typically the last section of a book. Useful for knowing whether a specific person or term is referenced within the book.

Other possible sections include:

Appendix: The part or parts of a book that provide additional information to the main text; usually found near the back of the book.

Glossary: The section that defines key terms used in the book; usually found near the back of the book.