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HIST 300: Cities in Asia 1600-present: Home

Starting Your Search

  • It helps to start by writing a list of terms that you will use in your search.
  • Keep notes as you research, the terms you used, where you searched, what you found.
  • Once you have some terms do some background research to add more terms to your list.
  • Now you have a bit more information on your topic start looking for more in depth information.
  • Search for books, use the bibliography to find even more books or articles. 
  • Use library databases to search for articles.
  • As you encounter words, theories, etc. that you don't know circle back to do more background reading.

The librarians and your professor are here every step of the way.

Finding Sources

To find books (and more!) use DePauw's Discovery search. It will also search materials owned by libraries all over the world.  

 


Sometimes we don't have access to the item you want, but we have a way of getting it for you...Interlibrary Loan.  If you don't find a link to full-text or a call number, you'll see this button: 

Interlibrary Loan Button

If you request an item using Interlibrary Loan, it will take up to 7-10 days to be received. When the item comes in, you will be notified by e-mail. Some items will be available electronically in your ILL account; others you will pick up at the Circulation desk.
 

Login to ILLiad to enter information for a request that you need to make manually, to check the status of a request, or to request a renewal.

 


Throughout your searches you will see this icon/button:  

Click on it to see:

  • if the article is online in another database
  • if we have a physical copy in the libraries
  • if not, and it looks useful for your research, you can request an Interlibrary Loan

To find full text for articles or ebooks when using our Discovery Search, click the Access Online button:

COVID Notes

On campus (or ability to get to campus) - request library materials using our Contactless Pickup or Interlibrary Loan.

Off campus - request articles and book chapters using Interlibrary Loan. For books, reach out to us library@depauw.edu and we will try to find a version for you.

Other questions - see our Research Help page.

Librarian Profile

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Brooke Cox