HIST 5023: Historical Methods

This guide assists with identifying and researching topics for historical study including how to find and use primary and secondary resources.

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Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service can borrow books and articles not found in our collection from other libraries.

To use the ILL service:

  • Register as an ILL user on the ILLiad system.
  • For books, fill out a book request form manually, or use the ILLiad link in the WorldCat database. 
  • For articles, most article databases allow you to place requests directly through the Find it! service. You can also type in article requests manually. 

More about the ILL service:

  • Articles generally come in 1-2 working days; you will be notified by email with a link to the article when it is available.
  • Books and other physical loans generally come within 5 working days. You will review an email when there are available and they will be held for you at the Mullins Help Desk in Mullins Library.
  • Read the ILL FAQs.

CRL: Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a cooperative collection of esoteric research materials not widely held in U.S. Libraries. CRL collections include:

  • foreign and U.S. newspapers
  • foreign government documents
  • foreign theses
  • large microfilm sets of manuscript collections
  • extensive holdings in area studies: Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia

Our membership in CRL allows you to borrow their collections for long-term use or access materials that have been digitized online.

Below are some CRL topic guides: