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What Happened the Day You Were Born Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer:  events that happened on your birth.
  2. Locate papers from the DAY AFTER your birthday if you want events that occurred ON your birthday.
  3. Interview your family.
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ProQuest US Major Dailies

ProQuest Historical Newspapers


CredoIncludes materials from over 650 specialized encyclopedias.


Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.



eBook CollectionMulti-subject electronic book collection (Video tutorial)

ProQuest Ebook Central

Physical Books

  • Page One: Major Events, 1920-1993, as presented in the New York Times [REF D411 .P25 1993]
  • American Decades [REF E169.12 .A419]


Library Catalog to search for books.

  1. Enter search terms.
  2. Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  3. Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  4. To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "Place Hold" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

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Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?



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