Scholarly monographs: Book length scholarly works that discuss a single topic in depth, present original research, and are written by a single author (or occasionally co-authors). Monographs are great for offering both breadth and depth on a particular topic.
Edited collections: Book length scholarly works that are organized by an editor(s), where each chapter is an essay written by a different person presenting their own research, and where the chapters offer different perspectives on a common academic theme.
Scholarly journal articles: A shorter scholarly work (~10-30 pages) published in a single issue of a scholarly journal (which is published on an on-going basis). Journal articles tend to focus on a very narrow aspect of a larger topic.
Use the MRU LibrarySearch tool - the search box on the library homepage to find at books and journal articles on your topic.
Try limiting searches by:
If you are still looking for relevant information, or are feeling overwhelmed by LibrarySearch results, a history-specific database may help.
America History and Life covers American AND Canadian topics and is the leading research tool for Canadian history studies.
This University of Guelph video applies directly to using this database at MRU. 2:07 min.
More tips for America History & Life - Try the Advanced Search in the history databases above, where you can:
Primary Sources for History
1:42 - General tips for finding primary sources
4:03 - Finding primary sources in MRU LibrarySearch
5:29 - Finding primary sources via Google
6:55 - Finding primary sources via MRU History Guide, including historical newspapers
Visit the Primary Sources tab of this guide for more advice and access to MRU's digital primary source collections.