Many instructors place their textbooks and other assigned readings on Reserve in the Library. These are available for limited check-out (usually 2 hours but sometimes longer) .
Accessing the research databases
Off-campus access requires a login. You'll be prompted for your MySierra username and Student ID number as the password. You should only have to login once during in a session.
Primary sources may be defined as "original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research." (ALA)
Timelines and Maps
In addition to historical atlases and timelines in the library collections, you may find these websites useful:
INTERACTIVE MAPS (WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Spielvogel)
HYPERHISTORY interactive timelines of history
HEILBRUNN TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY (from the Metropolitan Museum of Art)