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HIST 490 - Senior Seminar

This guide is for History Senior Seminars.

Historical Newspapers

Primary Source Databases

Finding Primary Source books

NOTE special 2020-2021 circumstances and procedures at top of guide! 

  • Use WorldCat Discovery 
  • Enter a keyword to be searched in the search box, then the word AND
  • Type one of the following terms/phrases after the AND.
    • sources
    • personal narratives
    • diaries
    • correspondence
    • journals
    • interviews
      For example:   "cold war" and correspondence
  • Note: By default, this also searches a ton of other libraries - not just DePauw's
  • Interlibrary loan may be more difficult with primary source material, as some of these sources are rare, fragile, and/or located in Special Collections and may not be loaned.
  • Don't forget to check "regular" books. Even if the book is a secondary source, they may provide citations to primary source documents in their bibliographies.