Getting Started: encyclopedias and dictionaries that provide background information.
Books: suggestions for finding books at Appalachian State University, UNC-Asheville, and Western Carolina University (WNCLN Catalog) and at other institutions (WorldCat), including a list of subject headings and call numbers.
Scholarly Articles & News: suggested databases for finding journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
Videos & Images: Library databases, digital collections and websites for locating video and images.
Primary Sources: library digital collections of historical newspapers and papers, interviews, and other historical materials.
Web Resources: links to research guides, organizations, building codes, demographic information, as well as information on evaluating websites.
Annotated Bibliography: outlines what an annotated bibliography is and its various components.
Gale in Context combines biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands of images, and links to vetted websites.
A comprehensive database of biographical information on over 380,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.
Coverage: Current and retrospective
Research Advisory Program
The Research Advisory Program (RAP) provides students the opportunity to meet with a librarian for in-depth reference assistance to identify appropriate sources for a research topic.