HIST 301 Historian's Craft (Brown): History 301

Scholarly Articles

Chicago Manual of Style


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.

Searching the Online Catalog

Examples of keywords that retrieve primary sources: sources, personal narratives, diaries, papers, letters, documents.  Another way to find primary sources is to do an author search of the individual or organization whose writings you hope to find.

Here is an example of how to use the Advanced Search

Selected Primary Sources

Subject Guide

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