To find a variety of secondary sources search Discovery. You may want to limit your search to just History sources.
To find books search the Library Catalog.
1. Search the Library Catalog to find primary sources in the SMC Library. Put in the topic you are interested in along with one of the following terms:
To find books at other libraries, search WorldCat. You can use the Year feature to limit to books published at a particular time.
To find online books use Google Book Search. This contains the full text of books written before 1923 and excerpts of many books written later. You can use the Custom Range date feature to limit to books published at a particular time.
2. Search for newspaper or magazine articles by reporters who were eye witnesses to key events
Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985
Historical Newspapers (New York Times and Washington Post)
3. Search Internet Sites for Primary Sources:
Modern History Sourcebook
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Proceedings of London's Central Criminal Court 1674-1913
Queen Victoria's Journals
Charles Booth Online Archive
British Cartoon Archive
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Making the History of 1989
World at War: Understanding Conflict & Society
World War I Document Archive
First World War
British First World War Propaganda Posters
British Posters of World War I
Imperial War Museum
Peace and War in the 20th Century
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Cold War History
National Security Archive
Van Gogh Letters
For guides to citing sources in APA, Chicago, or MLA format, see Citation Guides
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