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HIST 258 Ottoman Empire: Home

Print and Electronic Reference Books

Historical dictionary of the Ottoman Empire
Call Number: KEN Ref DR436 .S66 2012

Primary Sources

Published primary sources, particularly those in English, will be the easiest to find. Use keywords and Library of Congress subject headings in the CONSORT catalog. Choose keywords (remember to use synonyms), and then add one of the following subheadings:

  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • early works to 1800
  • interviews
  • pamphlets
  • personal narratives
  • sources

Once you've found one useful resource, scroll down to the hyperlinked subject headings to connect to other pertinent resources.

An excellent website to search for primary source materials is our Primary Source Libguide with its variety of electronic newspaper and historical database subscription links.

Locating Books

Library catalogs provide both access to primary and secondary materials.  If you know specific subject headings, author's names or useful keyword terms search the catalog, narrowing your search to material type if necessary. Some titles included in WorldCat, but not available through OhioLINK, may need to be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. 

Locating Journal Articles

Citations to scholarly journal articles may be located using various databases in the box below. A 'citation' is the information you will need to locate an article in a specific volume of a journal, including the author's name, the title of the the article, the title of the journal, the volume number, the issue number, and the page number(s) of the article. Many, but not all, of Kenyon's databases have links to the electronic articles.  To determine if the Kenyon Library owns a print copy or an online subscription of a journal title listed search for the journal title in Consort.

Example of a citation:

Author: İnan, Süleyman
Article title: Political Marriage: The Sons-in-Law of the Ottoman Dynasty in the Late Ottoman State
Journal titleMiddle Eastern Studies
Publication information:  Jan2014, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p61-73

Recommended Databases

Electronic Journals

Subject Guide

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan requests, for journal articles or books not in Consort or Ohiolink, may be filled out using our online form, if you need assistance filling out the form based on a citation you found or have a question about a journal abbreviation, etc. just stop by the Reference Desk for assistance. Allow up to two weeks for materials to arrive.

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