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FYS: US & WWI in History & Memory: Home

Spring 2019


This guide is designed to orient you to resources and services available through ZSR Library that will enable you to be successful in Dr. Coates's FYS course. If you have any questions about the resources provided in this guide, please let me know! Need more help? Schedule a personal research session with a ZSR Librarian! 

Where do I start?

Use the tabs along the top to navigate through this guide. 

Background Information > This page includes links to reference books (such as subject encyclopedias) and other sources to help you gain background knowledge and a "big picture" of what was going in during a particular point in history or of a particular event. They may include references to primary source materials or secondary sources. 

ZSR Library Catalog > This page includes a link and tips for using our online catalog to locate books that contain an analysis of particular events. 

Article DatabasesThis page includes links to our online article databases, which will help you locate scholarly journal articles and articles from periodicals that contain an analysis of particular events. These may also include references to primary source materials. 

Primary Sources > This page includes links to both subscription-based and open archives of periodicals (including newspapers and magazines), books, government documents, and other sources created during or near the time of a particular event. 


If ZSR does not have access to a particular resource (such as a book or article), you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. Items that have to be sent through the mail can take a week or two to arrive, so plan ahead!

History & Social Science Librarian

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Kathy Shields
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