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History of the Universe: Finding Sources And Getting Help

Resources to help Professor Gerceida Jones' students complete their History of the Universe essay assignment

Need a Refresher on Finding Sources?

Use the New to NYU Libraries? research guide to learn about finding sources in the library and online, starting and organizing your research, citing sources, and more.

Need some basic search techniques?

Course Textbook (eBook)


Each database is different in the format of information it holds and in the focus of the information it holds.

It is always a good idea to search in more than one database to find the information you are after.

Below are 5 of many databases appropriate for this assignment. You can find many others on the Arch page (

  • General/Multidisciplinary Databases (multiple formats (journals, magazines, video, etc.) AND multiple subjects)
  • Subject Specific Databases (try looking at those listed under Physics and Astronomy)
  • Content-Specific Databases (specific formats, e.g. newspapers, encyclopedias, biographies, etc.)

Need Help With the MLA Citation Format?

Use the MLA tab on the library's Citation Style Guide for instruction on formatting a paper or bibliography.

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