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HIS 2070: Vermont History: Using the Internet

Resources to support Castleton students and faculty doing research on Vermont history topics

Search Google Scholar for journal articles

Google Scholar Search

Searches "across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites."

Try an advanced search.

Boost Google Scholar's usefulness by setting it to locate Castleton's subscription full-text when available. Click the three bars at the top left.  Under Settings, choose Library Links. Search and select the 3 libraries in the image below. Save your preferences.

Now, if the full-text of an article in your search results is available through Castleton, it will be indicated on the right, like this:

Or, use Castleton's Journal Holdings List to check for availability.

Search Google for books and primary source documents

GoogleBooks permits searching the full content of some books. Books in the public domain (not copyright protected) are available full-text online, including many primary source documents.

Google Book Search

Advanced searching

Consider an Advanced Search or advanced search features

For more control of your search, use the Advanced Search boxes.

To truncate a word, i.e., to get alcoholism, alcoholic and alcohol: use alcohol*

To search a phrase, use quotations, e.g., medical marijuana (in the VSC online catalog, use brackets, e.g., [medical marijuana])