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World History - Burt: Getting Started

North Shore Community College Library resources for Professor Jessica Burt's World History Primary Source Research Project.

About This Guide

About This Guide: This guide contains links to subscription content provided by North Shore Community College Library, and free and open resources that are recommended for research and use in history courses.

Search strategies and tutorials are included to increase success in using these resources.

Off Campus Access: Login to North Shore Community College Library electronic resources with your MyNorthshore account username and password.

Library Card and Account: Your NSCC ID is your library card and must be used to borrow library materials. Access and management of your NSCC library account online requires a login. Your library account username is the 14 digit barcode on your NSCC ID beginning with 21991. Your library account password is your birthday in the following format MMDDYYYY.  

Personal Librarian: Christine Goodchild is the Personal Librarian for the history department at NSCC. Contact her for assistance using history resources and library services.

Choosing a primary source

You could try to find your primary source on the Internet at one of these recommended websites, or use a book like The Grove Dictionary of Art in the Danvers Campus Library to select your primary source.

Background information

Subject specific reference sources and general encyclopedias are good tertiary sources for finding background information on your primary source and its creator. 

Analysis of the source

Books, journal articles and films will offer excellent secondary source analysis of your primary source.

Citing your sources

Need help managing and citing sources? Here are some favorite resources to help you with those tasks.

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Christine Goodchild
Danvers Campus Library, DB 237