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Historical Methods Library Orientation October 6, 2004 U.S. History Government Documents Monthly Catalog American Culture Series LexisNexis Congressional Iowa History Iowa Census Special Collections Iowa Newspapers World History Print Indexes Online Databases Web Sources Agenda

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historical methods

Historical Methods

Library Orientation

October 6, 2004

agenda
U.S. History

Government Documents

Monthly Catalog

AmericanCulture Series

LexisNexis Congressional

Iowa History

Iowa Census

Special Collections

Iowa Newspapers

World History

Print Indexes

Online Databases

Web Sources

Agenda
government documents
Government Documents
  • GPO – Government Printing Office
  • SuDoc – Superintendent of documents
  • FDLP – Federal Depository Library Program
    • UNI collects 59% general and 100% Iowa docs.
    • UI collects 100% - Regional Depository
  • Documents in Rod Library (many locations)
    • 1989 to present in UNISTAR
    • Before 1989 in paper card catalog, 2nd floor
sudoc classification
SuDoc Classification

http://www.library.uni.edu/instruction/fdlpclass.shtml

monthly catalog
Monthly Catalog
  • Monthly Catalog of United States Government PublicationsUNI Docs Index Z 1223 .A181
    • 1895 to present
  • GPO on SilverPlatter Gateway > Indexes and Abstracts > E-H
    • 1976 to present
lexisnexis congressional
LexisNexis Congressional
  • UNISTAR Title: Congressional Universe
  • CIS Index
    • 1970 to present
    • Online version of CIS Annual, UNI Docs Index Z1223.Z7 C65 (1970-1997)
  • Historical Indexes
    • 1789 to 1969
    • Online version of 5 indexes in UNI Docs Index
american culture series
American Culture Series
  • American Culture Series 1493-1875UNI Microfilm E12.A756
    • 643-reel set of primary sources
  • American Culture Series 1493-1875: A Cumulative GuideUNI RefZ1215.A58
iowa census
Iowa Census
  • Census of IowaUNI Ref HA371 .I8
    • State-compiled, 1836-1895
  • 6th Census, 1840, IowaUNI Microfilm HA371.5 YEAR
    • 1840 (6th) to 1930 (15th) Iowa census
    • Duplicates of hand-written census schedules
special collections
Special Collections
  • Special Collections & University Archives, 3rd Floor
  • Web site
    • http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/
    • IndexUNI = UNI publications
    • Collections within Special Collections
      • Manuscript Collections List
iowa newspapers
Iowa Newspapers
  • NewsBank (Des Moines Register)
    • CDROM network in Reference area
    • 1991-2000
  • Iowa newspapers in UNI Microfilm

http://www.library.uni.edu/collection/newstitle.html

  • General, historic newspapers

http://www.library.uni.edu/instruction/primarysources19th.shtml

print indexes
Print Indexes
  • C.R.I.S. – Combined Retrospective Index Set to Journals in History, 1838-1974UNI Index D1 .C634
  • Reader’s Guide to Periodical LiteratureUNI Index AI3 .R48 (1900 to present)
  • New York Times IndexUNI Index AI21 .N44 (1851 to present)
  • Times IndexUNI Index AI21 .T46 (1914 to present)
historical abstracts
Historical Abstracts
  • Databases by Field of Study > History
    • Equivalent to full print run, 1955 to present
    • Covers historical periods 1450 to present
    • Not including U.S. and Canada (covered by companion database America: History and Life)
  • Search options
    • Language
    • Document Type
    • Time Period
web sources
Web Sources
  • Library Instruction pages

http://www.library.uni.edu/instruction/customizedindex.shtml

  • Electronic Journals web page

http://www.library.uni.edu/instruction/ejhistory.shtml

  • Digital Archives web page

http://www.library.uni.edu/instruction/digitalhistory.shtml