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HIST032: U.S. History I - Winter 2016: Research Resources

Encyclopedias and Reference Books

Use the online encyclopedias below to find background information on topics related to your research.

MLA Citation Guide

Click on the button for the MLA style guide on the Edmonds CC library website.  


Books and eBooks

Books give you in-depth information on your topic.  Search the library catalog to find books on your topic.

You can do a quick search in the box below or search using the full catalog: EdCC Library Catalog.

1. Try a keyword search on a topic such as poverty and children.

2. Try a keyword search on a phrase like human trafficking.

3. When you find a source you like to use, it may be online or in print.

If it is online, there will be a link to it under the title of the source.  

If it is in print, the location will be listed at the bottom of the record along with the call number.

Write down the call number of your source so you can find it on the shelves. 

The books are in order by Library of Congress Classification System which tells you the subject of each book.

Articles from magazines, and newspapers

Find articles on your topic by searching current magazines, newspapers and journals in the library databases below.

Logon from Off-campus:

As an Edmonds CC student, you can use these databases from off-campus with proper identification.

When you click on a link to a database (ProQuest, etc.) from off-campus, a login page will appear asking for your last name and your student ID number. Fill these in as such:

EdCC  ID#:     [your student/staff ID number]
LAST NAME:   [your full last name]

EdCC ID#:     955999999
LAST NAME:   Smith

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