These video tutorials are intended to help you use the library collection and services for your research, including locating sources (books, articles, primary sources) and obtaining reference assistance from the librarians.
The videos below offer an introduction to Booth Library as well as instruction on how to access services and materials. Please review these items to better understand the basics of our library services.
Primary sources are contemporary documents that are associated with the historical event. Examples of primary sources include diaries, letters, and other contemporary accounts. Booth librarians have created a more detailed guide to finding and using primary sources. Use this tutorial for a quick introduction to finding primary research material.
Citation Guide for History Papers - (authored by EIU History Department faculty):
Part 1 - Notes
Part 2 - Bibliography
Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) website
Citation Styles (A List of citation style guides... APA, MLA, ASA, CMoS (Chicago), CSE... available at Booth Library)
Librarian for History, Reference Librarian
booth.eiu.edu/ask (24 hour reference service)