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HSS 100 - Imperial China: Secondary Sources: Books/E-Books, Course Reserves & Websites

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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.


Print Reserve Books

***In Noodletools, cite the following sources as: "Where is it"? --> Print or In-Hand, "What is it"? --> Book.

While in class at the OWHL, you will have access to a cart of Imperial China Reserve books that are housed on the shelf behind the Help Desk in the library entry.  If you would like to access any of these print books on reserve, you will need to leave your P.A. Id with the librarian and ask permission to take up to TWO books at a time, for up to TWO hours at a time.  When you return the print reserves, you will receive your ID back.  These books may not leave the library and are on reserve to maximize availability to all students who may need to use them.  

Selected E-Book Reserves

***In Noodletools, cite e-books found below like this:  "Where is it"? --> Database, "What is it"? --> Book.

Selected E-Books

***In Noodletools, cite e-books found below like this:  "Where is it"? --> Database, "What is it"? --> Book.

Websites with Free E-Books

***In Noodletools, cite e-books found below like this:  "Where is it"? --> Website, "What is it"? --> Book.

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:

**In Noodleools, under new source, answer the questions like this for the correct citation form:  "Where is it?" > Website, "What is it?" > Choose the form that best describes what you're looking at on the website, or choose "webpage".  If you aren't sure, ask a librarian.

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