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POLSCI 202: Film, Race, and Politics: Getting Started

Specific Help

Duke Libraries have a specialist for each discipline--since your research is likely to cross subject areas, ask them for pointers.

See also the subject guides they have compiled, for search strategies and relevant resources.

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Keys to Duke Libraries

QuickSearch --search almost everything in the library including books and online articles.

Catalog --more than just books, the catalog points you to journals (*not* articles), e-resources, and other formats held or subscribed to by Duke.

Databases--index journals and other materials, often with the full text of articles included. Carefully selected and paid for, they provide more reliable, scholarly information than you might find on the free Web.

Newspapers--several ways to access through Duke's subscriptions:

Public Documents & Maps--documents and publications from govts. and IGOs--US, NC, EU, UN

John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History & Culture
A special collection of manuscripts, news clippings, photos, and oral histories covering all aspects of life. Some narrators were active in civil rights, the Republican Party, and local politics.

Digital Collections
Browse our online historical collections, especially under the subjects African American History, Transcultural Experience

Library Services

Requesting a book from the Library Service Center (LSC):
Use the guest request form

Printing and copying:
You may purchase a low-cost e-print and copier card;
please note that the dispensing machine is on 1st floor Perkins near the Research Desk.

We regret that due to your short stay here we cannot offer interlibrary loan services.

Subject Guide

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Danette Pachtner
My location:
Lilly Library
Room 108
East Campus
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My areas:
Film, Video & Digital Media; Women's Studies; Southgate Residence Hall