Map of Present Day Borders of Poland as accessed on CultureGrams on Jul 28, 2022 Source: https://online-culturegrams-com.denverlibrary.idm.oclc.org/world/world_…
Begin your research by brainstorming keywords - the words and phrases you’ll use to search for books, articles, websites, government documents, and other resources. These may include names of people and places or historical concepts like eras and movements. A librarian can suggest “subject headings” to find the most relevant resources.
Example Keywords & Catalog Subject Headings
Books/Print Resources at DPL
Library databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. If you don’t have a library card, register online for immediate access to these resources. The following recommended databases are available on our Research and Teen Social Studies pages.
Find the meaning of a word, its origin, and how you might use it most effectively.
New York Times Historical Backfile on ProQuest
Contains full-text and images in PDF format of the New York Times from 1851 to three years before current year.
Information about countries and states. Find recipes by country, printable flags and maps, audios of national anthems and more. Video Tutorial (Kids Edition)
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (Ebsco)
Full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature.
MasterFile Premier (Ebsco)
Covers a wide scope of general interest topics with full-text for general reference publications dating as far back as 1975, reference books, full-text biographies, primary source documents and a collection of photos, maps and flags. Video Tutorial
Prospector: Materials from Other Colorado and Wyoming Libraries
As a Denver Public Library customer, you can also borrow materials from other libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Use Prospector to request materials that DPL does not own.
Before using information you find on the internet for assignments and research, it is important to establish that the information comes from a reliable and appropriate source. The following websites, from government, academic and nonprofit organizations, have been evaluated for authority, accuracy, content and currency.
Contact the Reference Services department for help with your research project
- Phone us, 720-865-1363
- Chat with us online with the Ask Us! Service
- Meet with us in person or online to work one-on-one with a librarian