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Primary Source Documents
You can search our online catalog for books containing primary source material.
Try a keyword search, for example: "Personal narratives" and Vietnam; or "Personal narratives" and "World War II"- be sure to use these quotation marks so the terms are searched as phrases. Also try subject searches, for example: World War, 1939-1945 - Personal Narratives; United States History Civil War 1861 1865 Personal Narratives.
Ye Olde Print Indexes
Computer databases, with the exception of JSTOR, often don't go back in time far enough for History students. To find articles from the olden days, especially from popular periodicals, try these old print indexes in the Book Loft, up the spiral stairs to the left of the circulation desk:
19th C. Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature- 1890 - 1899
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature – 1900 - 2000
International Index to Periodicals 1907 - 1965
Social Sciences and Humanities Index- 1965 - 1974
Humanities Index – 1907 - 2000
Social Sciences Index - 1974 - 2000