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Eastern Washington University Libraries

History 106: Western Civilization

Find Books, Videos

Having problems requesting items via Summit? Please contact the JFK Circulation Desk at 509.359.7888,, 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


  • 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.