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HIST 387: Practice & Theory -- Coulibaly: Primary Sources

Published Primary Sources: CONSORT, OhioLINK, and WorldCat

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:

You can also ask for help at the Reference Desk. Experiment with your choice of keywords--try searching with a keyword in the "title" field, try some of the above-listed subject terms as keywords.

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

Some examples of subject headings that indicate primary sources in the Consort catalog:

Remember that CONSORT is the combined catalog of only four schools, so you will most likely need to search OhioLINK (available within CONSORT) and WorldCAT.  Books from other CONSORT and OhioLINK libraries arrive in about a week and may be renewed up to four times unless recalled by the home library.

is a catalog of library holdings throughout the country and world. While not totally comprehensive, it contains records for any type of materials: books, sound recordings, video recordings, manuscripts, etc. You can use the same search strategy with all three catalogs. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books outside CONSORT and OhioLINK.  Please allow 2-5 weeks for the arrival of books requested through ILL.

World Newspapers

Listed in alphabetical order.  Many more newspapers and peridical collections may be found in the Databases A-Z listing.

Select American Newspapers

Listed in alphabetical order.  Many more newspapers may be found in the Databases A-Z listing.

Additional Sources for Primary Documents

Listed in alphabetical order.

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