Need books and articles? Use
Start by writing a question or statement that describes your topic. For example:
Who is an Ethnic? What does this mean for Identity?
The Holocaust--how do memories form identities in the Jewish Diasporas?
Here are some questions to help you get started with a class assignment or research project; you may have others.
The Library provides access to two image databases, ARTstor and
Associated Press Images.
Search Scholar OneSearch for media resources, such as the video,
Behind the Mask: the IRA and Sinn Fein, book, and accompanying website
Visit the Library's Digital Media Design Studio to learn about other
multimedia resources and fair use practices.
Try our Scholar OneSearch for "disappeared persons" and
"latin america". NOTE: the quotations will search the words as phrases..
Choose an article search tool recommended in the Research Guides by Subject,
such as the Religion, History, or African American Studies.
Use Individual selected interdisciplinary databases such as
Academic Search Premier, JSTOR and Sage Journals Online.
NOTE:I found the article, "The politics of memory and forgetting after
Auschwitz and apartheid" by Pieter Duvenage in the journal,
Philosophy and Social Criticism while searching the Sage Journals collection.
Search by subject heading in Academic Search Premier--for example
Use a specialized journal, such as Journal of Genocide Research for
articles about the Holocaust, Armenians, Darfur, or Palestine.TIP: change the
SU Subject Terms option to SO Journal Source.
Do I need late breaking news on my topic?
Try Newspaper resources
Do I need a primary source - eyewitness account, original document?
(What is a primary source?)
You may wish to visit the University Archives & Special Collections or consult a staff member at the
Research Assistance Desk.
Digital primary sources may be found at
Museums, such as The Holocaust Museum,
The Museum of Tolerance (Darfur Drawings)
Most library materials, whether they be books, articles, audio, videos, images, or many types of software, have restrictions on how they can be used or integreted with other materials. Federal Copyright law gives the creators or authors of these materials protections against unfair use or reproduction. At the same time, federal law allows certain leeway for "fair use" of these resources for educational purposes.
Because of the complex and evolving nature of copyright law, rather than try to explain its nuances, this guide points to well known and detailed sites that do just that. They are listed below.
In addition, the following links are to additional information on copyright from the NU Libraries.
NU Libraries Copyright information
Section of the Multimedia Guide pertaining to copyright