Hebrew Studies 321 - The Holocaust and Politics of Memory
Library Instruction Program - Research
and Instructional Support
For more information about this topic contact Mary Boulanger
- Finding Books and Journal Articles
- Library Research Assistance
- Options for Obtaining Items Not Owned by UWM Libraries
- Off Campus Access
Which to use: Catalog or Database?
- Use a library catalog to locate books and documents in a library's collections. It will also say if the library owns specific journals. PantherCat is UWM's Online Catalog. MadCat [UW-Madison] and MarqCat [Marquette University] are other examples.
- A database, on the other hand, indexes journals and is used to point to specific articles within the journals on a topic, or by a particular author. The full text of some, but not all, of these articles may be available online. BioMed Central, Historical Abstracts, and Web of Science are databases.
- Catalogs and databases do different things but work hand in hand to provide resources. Use one or more databases to find references to articles, then a library catalog to see if a library owns the journal where the article is published.
- Find It! is a helpful tool for locating electronic or print copies of articles available at the UWM LIbraries.
Keyword search (and, or, not)
intergenerational and hous? "sustainable architecture" "school building?" and design? and (city or urban)
On the UWM Libraries home page under "Find Articles", the Resources A-Z link leads to an alphabetical list of databases. Some index journals, magazines and newspapers from various subject disciplines. Others are collections containing the electronic full text of such journals. The ones listed below relate to topics raised in this class. They each have online guides.
- Academic Search
- 1984-present; indexes over 3,400 scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers in the areas of business, social sciences, humanities, general academic, general science, education, and multi-cultural studies. Full-text is available for 2,000 journals starting with January 1985. Guide
- Historical Abstracts
- 1955-present; article abstracts from over 2,000 journals, citations of books, and dissertations on the history of the world from 1450 to the present. Excludes the U. S. and Canada. Guide
- Back to 1800; does not include recent years; full text, searchable backfiles of over 600 core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Selected Web Sites [with links to print and electronic resources]Country profile: Israel and Palestinian territories - BBC
The first three resources are Subject Directories to web sites evaluated by professional people (as opposed to "selected" by a search engines's web crawler). The other sites listed give some general guidelines to evaluating and citing web sites.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Search by keyword or look through the directory - keyword can lead to directory sections to search further
Internet Scout Report
Subject directory maintained by UW Madison
Infomine - Scholarly Index Resource Collections
Contains over 20,000 well-selected and described links to scholarly resources on the Internet. Searchable.
How to evaluate and cite Web Sites
An email and chat service, AskaLibrarian provides a forum for questions at all hours. Check this web page for the various formats.
When materials cannot be found at the UWM Libraries, use this link to pursue the many options available.
This is an in-depth advisory service about specific library research processes offered by librarians of the RIS Department to the students, staff and faculty of UWM. Use this link to find out more or to request an appointment.