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HIST 205: Hard Times: Great Depression: Home

Additional Materials

The CONSORT and OhioLINK catalogs offer more books on Depression Era topics.  Search the two catalogs using a variety of keywords (such as: depression and primary sources) or utilize subject headings found on a variety of books you locate using keywords of your choice.  For example:


murals and WPA

"New Deal" and sources


United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Sources

United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Sources

Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Personal narratives

Dust Bowl Era -- 1931-1939

Primary Sources

The database "America's Historical Newspapers" includes subgroups of African American, Hispanic and Ethic newspaper titles.

The resources below (both a journal index and individual magazines) are excellent places to begin searching for primary sources.

Searches on CONSORT for government documents may begin with keywords or government agency.


Journal Databases

Begin your search in journal databases using the same search terms (keyword and subject headings) you used in CONSORT and OhioLINK library catalogs.  Try using synonyms if the keyword searches are not very productive, for example, if your first search was for dust bowl financ* with only 6 results.  Try dust bowl economic* in the same database.  The asterisk at the root of the word allows the database to check for variations on the ending of the word, i.e. economic, economics, economical.


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