The purpose of this guide is to help orient you to the Harvard libraries and introduce you to some of its vast resources. You will find information about library services here and links to resources relevant to your Expos 20 class. If you have questions, regarding this guide, conducting research or using the libraries, please let me know and I will be happy to help.
Library Liaison to the Departments of Government and Sociology
As you do your research, it's good practice to create the bibliography of the works you consulted as you go along -- it will save time later, as the paper comes due, and more importantly, it will help prevent you from inadvertently committing plagiarism. These web pages can help you decide when to cite and how to cite sources in various formats (electronic, print, etc.):
- Harvard Guide to Using Sources: From the Expository Writing Program in collaboration with Harvard librarians. Provides instructions and advice on how to cite sources properly.
- Citation Tools at Harvard: RefWorks and EndNote are programs that allow you to collect and manage citations, and then to format them into footnotes and bibliographies for your research assignments.
When you're beginning a project, you may need to gather background information on a topic. One way to do this is by using reference books. This is a selected list of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks that can provide definitions of relevant terms and give an overview of important concepts. These resources are often very useful in helping you refine your topic. If you wish to find additional references sources, search HOLLIS for a keyword combined with a word such as encyclopedias, handbooks, or companion, for example, terrorism encyclopedias.
Cinema Studies: the Key Concepts, by Susan Hayward, 3rd ed. London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Widener: WID-LC PN1993.45 . H36 2006
CQ Press Electronic Library, [Electronic Resources] CQ Press. [Washington, D.C.] : CQ Press., c2009.
Encyclopedia of the Cold War, editor, Ruud van Dijk. New York : Routledge, 2008.
Widener: RR 3609.80
Encyclopedia of Media and Politics, editors, Todd M. Schaefer and Thomas A. Birkland. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2007.
Widener: WID-LC P95.82.Ug E47 2007
Film Index International [Electronic Resource]. [Ann Arbor, Mich.] : Chadwyck-Healey ; c2003-. Based on SIFT (Summary of Information on Film and Television), a database collated by the British Film Institute, it covers films from 170 countries with information on about 100,000 films and biographical details of 40,000 personalities, with references to periodical articles.
The Film Encyclopedia: the Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry, by Ephraim Katz and Ronald Dean Nolen, 6th ed. New York : Collins, 2008.
Widener: RR 2971.28
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (IESBS), editors, Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Amsterdam : New York : Elsevier, 2001.
Aims to capture the "state of the art" of the social and behavioral sciences. Includes related biological fields, such as evolutionary science, genetics, cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry. Includes Anthropology, Economics, Education, History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.
Widener: RR 4703.5
Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History, editor, Michael Kazin. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010.
Widener: RR 3627.12