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ENGL 1010: Expository Writing: Books with primary sources

Autobiographies, dairies, memoirs, journals

Autobiographies are considered primary sources, since they are first hand accounts of events. Search for these by clicking on "Library Catalog," and change the "any field" to "author" and type in the person's name; e.g. Darrow, Clarence. Search for diaries or memoirs in the same way.

Or you can put autobiography into the first search box and put another search term in the second box such as "French Revolution" or Civil Rights." That last search (autobiography and civil rights) would give you the following book.

Africa: primary sources

India: Primary Sources

China: Primary sources

Search for books written during a specific time period

Search for books containing contemporary accounts of events, by clicking on "Library Catalog" This is on the library web page, just below the Search Box.  When you get to the Library Catalog, put it the event you are searching for in the search box on this page.  Then, look under the search boxes for  "Year"  This is where you can fill in the time period for when the books were published.

For example.  Put "Civil War" in the Search box; then put 1861-1865 in the boxes for "Years"  You should now access a number of books, etc.about the civil war published in the years 1861-1865

Annals of the Army of the Cumberland : comprising biographies, descriptions of departments, accounts Fitch, John, fl. 1864 Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1864. Rating: No one has rated this material   

LocationCall No.Status
 Special Collections - Walker Library - 4th Floor   973.7 F55a, 1864    LIB USE ONLY

Reference books: primary sources for U.S. and Europe

Subject Guide

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Primary Sources-Europe