Telling OUR Stories: An Oral History and Design Thinking Project

This guide was created for the students from Cross County, Arkansas who are participating in the DIVE experience at Vanderbilt.

Save Time! Let the Databases Do the Work!

Most library databases contain a link for each article labeled "cite" or "cite this." You can click on these links to get a pre-generated citation from the database. 

REMEMBER! Citations from databases are machine-generated, and they can and do contain mistakes. Make sure you review your citations closely to make sure they contain no errors.


Finding Sources

The following databases will be of use for various topics related to your research:

Library Catalog            Library Catalog

Keyword vs. Subject Searching

Step 1:  Start your search process by brainstorming a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.

Step 2:  Use these keywords for your initial searches.

Step 3:  Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.