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History Resources

Primary Sources for European History

European Newspapers and Magazines


United States Newspapers


In addition to the digitized books in Early English Books Online (above), Tredway Library and I-Share have a large variety of books--both print and electronic--that you may wish to consult as primary sources. In OneSearch (below), begin at the Advanced Search screen and limit to "ALiCat only" for books at Augustana or "All I-Share libraries" to search across Illinois. 

  • Search by title to find a specific book whose title you know. Example:

Screenshot of a search at the Advanced Search screen. "Candide" is typed in the top box. "Title" is selected in the first drop-down menu.

  • Search by author to find works by a prominent historical figure. Example:

Screenshot of a search at the Advanced Search screen. "Elizabeth I" is typed in the top box. "Author/Creator" is selected in the first drop-down menu.

  • To find an edited collection of primary sources on a historical topic, search the topic in one or two boxes (keep the topic broad!) and the word "sources" as a Subject in the other box. Example:

Screenshot of a search at the Advanced Search screen. "Germany" is typed in the top box. "Unification" is typed in the box below. "Sources" is typed in the third box, with "Subject" selected from the second drop-down menu to the left.

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