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HIST 328: The United States West Since 1846: Home


Chicago Manual of Style is the standard tool for historians.  The following links should help you with citing almost anything you encounter in your research. If you need additional help, please contact me.

Chicago Manual of Style Online 


Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Owl is an excellent resource for citations using Chicago Manual of Style.  

Searching the Catalog

Encore is the place to start to identify books, microforms, journals and other resources held in the Libraries' collections.  

The collections in the Michener Library include numerous edited collections of primary sources.  

Specific subject headings are used in library catalogs to describe primary source documents that have been collected and published. Here are some examples:

  • "--Sources"
  • "--Personal Narratives"
  • "--Diaries"
  • "--Description and Travel"
  • "--Documents"
  • "--Facsimiles"
  • "--Periodicals"
  • "--Interviews"
  • "--Correspondence"
  • "--Pamphlets" 



Kanopy is a streaming service subscribed to by the University Libraries. It contains a large collection of classic cinema and documentaries.  The easiest way to locate materials in Kanopy is to use the UNC Libraries catalog. For example, if you want to watch Ken Burns: The West, you can search for it in the UL catalog and it will provide a link to the movie on Kanopy.  You will need to use your UNC credentials to log into Kanopy.  It will also ask you to create an account using your UNC e-mail.  
If you want to explore the films in Kanopy, you can go directly to their platform at  

Librarian Help

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Jay Trask
Head of Archives and Special Collections 

Darren Ilett 
Teaching and Outreach Librarian