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Roots of Contemporary Issues (Hist 105/305) Research

This page provides links to short videos demonstrating databases required for the Roots of Contemporary Issues research assignment

LRA 3: Database Specific Video Tutorials

(these tutorials feature pre-1950 primary source finding examples, consult your own research assignments for your specific primary date requirements)

Historical New York Times

Database Link

London Times

Database Link

Primary Sources in Search It:

LRA 3: Documentary Primary Sources - Newspapers, Magazines, Government Documents and Other Published Materials

LRA 3: Non-Documentary Primary Sources - Diaries, Letters, Correspondence and Other Informal Writings

Other Key Resources: Google Books, Hathitrust

You may also find it possible to locate historical primary sources in the bibliographies of the articles and books you've previously collected. These are generally found at the end of the book/article, or included as footnotes. Finally, the Libraries' offer another more general primary source guide with a host of resources beyond what is listed in this guide.

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