These databases index scholarly articles in history or related disciplines. If the full-text is not available use the KULink button to track down the actual article.
There are two primary ways to identify books. One is searching through catalogs, like the KU Libraries Catalog and WorldCat. The other is to utilize bibliographies from books and articles. Once you have a title of a work, use these catalogs to see KU owns it. If not order it through Interlibrary Loan.
Finding primary sources takes creativity, patience, and tenacity. KU Libraries subscribes to a number of electronic primary source resources. But these are only a place to start. Below are some resources to get you started. Be sure to explore the "Chronological Periods" tab at the top for more comprehensive lists.