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Eastern Washington University Libraries

History 106: Western Civilization

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Having problems requesting items via Summit? Please contact the JFK Circulation Department at 509.359.7888, or ewu.circulation@ewu.edu, or in person on the Main Level.

Useful Words for Finding Primary Sources in Databases/Catalogs

To find books that reproduce primary sources on your topic, you need to enter the topic (or person) you are researching and one of the following subjects:

Archives, correspondence, diaries, interviews, letters, manuscripts, maps, memoirs, narratives (personal, slave, etc.), photographs, propaganda, sources, speeches.

If you want to find reproductions of important primary sources from British history, then you can do a subject search for Great Britain History Sources in the EWU catalog.

Print Primary Sources Collections

*Notes:

  • Primary sources in American history from the Shaw-Shoemaker series are available online from the Early American Imprints database (see below for the link)
  • Primary sources in British history can be found in collections like Early English books 1475-1640 by Alfred W Pollard (Alfred William).  It is available at the JFK Library Lower Level Microfilm (Call number: Z2002 .P77)

Digital Collections for Great Britain

World War I

World War II

Useful Web sites

For other Web site suggestions by particular topics, please see the appropriate tab.