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HSS 201 - The Renaissance: Secondary Sources: E-Books, E-Reserves, & Articles

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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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.

Secondary Sources: Databases with Journal Articles and More

Another type of secondary source is a scholarly journal article. These are much shorter than books, but also much more specific. You won't find a complete biography of Marco Polo in a scholarly journal article, but rather an analysis of a specific part of his life or work. Scholarly journal articles often have a thesis and a specific point of view, which is something to keep in mind as you read and take notes.

Here are a few databases that contain scholarly journal articles:

Secondary Sources: Websites

You can also find some journal articles and 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: