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History Resources

Articles and Databases

Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Research in Context

Britannica

Academic Search Complete
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.

JSTOR

Humanities Source

Newspaper Resources
A Greenley Library research guide for accessing newspaper articles.

Opposing Viewpoints
Articles from academic journals, magazines, and reference books. Also includes audio of news reporting and interviews, videos, statistics, geographic data, and more.

Proquest Research Library
Articles from academic journals, trade publications, and magazines across many subjects.

Statista
Tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

Films on Demand
Educational films on a wide range of topics, including psychology. Includes options to view films in short segments and read transcripts.

Journals

Academic journals in the discipline of history
Click on "Full-Text Access" under each title to discover how to access journals via databases and in print.

Books

Textbooks

Search for textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library. Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. HIS 101.

Print Books

Search for books in the Library's catalog. Also find print materials via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc.

  • Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for a month at a time with your FSC ID
  • Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.

eBooks

Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Websites

United States Census Statistical Abstracts Series

Library of Congress Digital Collections 

Primary Sources on the Web: Reference and User Services Association

Genealogy

Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation Passenger Search
Port of New York passenger records.

Family Search
Genealogical records from around the world.

Irish Genealogy Toolkit
Irish immigrants to America, Canada, Britain, Australia and beyond. 

Irish Origins
Key Irish genealogy records featuring Griffith's Valuation, Censuses, Wills, Passenger lists, Militia records, and more. 

Irish History

Citing Sources

History courses may use Chicago or MLA citation styles.

 

Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.

 

Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations

Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (APA).
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:

Associations

 

Research Help

Have a question? Librarians are available to assist you during all open hours.

Email: reference@farmingdale.edu
Phone: 631-420-2184
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