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RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool. Capabilities include:

  • export references from databases
  • organize references
  • store articles and pictures
  • add personal notes about the references
  • in combination with Microsoft Word, it can insert properly formatted in-text citations (or footnotes) and references lists (or bibliographies or works cited lists)
  • format citations and references lists in hundreds of citation styles

Delaware History

Welcome to the guide for Delaware history.

Court House, New Castle, Delaware, 1682. (Postcard, c. 1907). This was the Colonial Capitol where annual Assemblies met until 1776 and all Courts convened until 1882. From the University of Delaware Library Postcard Collection.

The First State

Delaware was the first state to ratify the proposed constitution of the United States. The date of the ratification, December 7, 1787, appears on both the state flag and the Delaware seal.

What Day Was It?

When researching historical events, it may be useful to know what day of the week the event occurred. To find this out, consult a perpetual calendar.

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Subject Guide

Rebecca Knight
Contact:
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H
(302) 831-1730


Subjects:
Delaware, U.S. Government Information, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.


Education:
B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.

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