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HIST 373 Research Guide: Queer History of the United States

This is a research guide for students in HIST/WGS/LGBT 373:Queer History of the United States with Ariana Myers

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Characteristics of Scholarly Sources

This video will show you how to identify a scholarly source.

Find Books and Articles in the Library Catalog (Search@UW)

Searching the Database America: History and Life

Recognizing Book Reviews

This video demonstrates how to tell the difference between a secondary source (useful to your research) and a book review (not useful to your assignment).

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What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that makes off-campus searching easier. While searching, you can quickly see which articles are available to you through UWM Libraries. LibKey Nomad works on publisher websites, PubMed, and even Wikipedia to connect you to scholarly resources. If UWM does not have the full text, LibKey Nomad will link you to Search@UW where you can make an InterLibrary Loan request.

LibKey Nomad connects you to resources while preserving your privacy. No personal account is needed, and LibKey Nomad does not track users or store your ID after you close your browser. When you click on a LibKey Nomad link, it will take you to UWM's ePanther login and then straight on to the full-text article. After you login once, you won't have to login again until you close your browser.

Getting Started
  • Install the LibKey Nomad extension on your browser 
  • Search for and select University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from the list of institutions
    • The LibKey Nomad icon will appear in the top right of your browser window
  • Start your search
    • When you are on a page where you can download an article, the LibKey Nomad button will appear in the bottom left of your browser
Watch the video below to learn more and see how to install LibKey Nomad on your computer.