Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:
Library Catalog vs. VU Collections vs. Articles
|Search Scope||What is included?||When should I use it?|
For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?
Tips for Searching the Library Catalog
A Selection of Useful Subject Headings
Try a SUBJECT search using one of the Library of Congress Subject Headings listed below:
|Homer Iliad||Euripides Andromache|
|Women and war||War Crimes History|
|Civilians in war||Human rights History|
|War (International law)||War Psychological aspects|
The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:
Classical, Medieval and World History
What is ?
FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.
An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.
What are primary sources?
A primary source is a document or other sort of evidence written or created during the time under study, or by one of the persons or organizations directly involved in the event. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types are:
(excerpts or translations acceptable)
|Creative Works||Relics or Artifacts|
|News Film Footage||Films||Tools|
A Selection of Online Resources for Primary Sources
Current News Resources