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  1. Historical Methods Library Orientation October 6, 2004

  2. 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

  3. U.S. History

  4. 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

  5. SuDoc Classification http://www.library.uni.edu/instruction/fdlpclass.shtml

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Iowa History

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. World History

  14. 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)

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Tour