History Guide (Redesigned)

Locating Published Primary Sources

Published collections of primary sources often contain materials such as diary entries, letters, government documents, newspaper articles, speeches, and photographs.

To find collections of primary sources on a topic in the EMU Library's Esearch system:

1. Make sure you are at the Esearch "Advanced" search screen.

2. In the top box, type in a words or phrases that describe your topic.

3. In another row of search boxes, change the type of search in the drop down box from "All Fields" to "Subject Terms."

 4. In the search box for the "Subject Terms," add one of the following:

archival resources

biography

correspondence

diaries

early works to 1800

facsimiles

interviews

letters

manuscripts

memoirs

narratives

notebooks

oratory

pamphlets

sketchbooks

sources

speeches

treaties

5.  OPTIONAL: To limit to books only, scroll down the screen to the "Content type" options and change "Any" to "Book/eBook." You can also limit to items in the library's catalog by scrolling to the "Show only" options and clicking box next to "Items in the library catalog (includes mostly print and physical material)."

6. Click on the "Search" button located in the bottom left-hand corner of the page.

Book Catalogs

If you are looking for published primary sources that are not available at the EMU Library, search one of the catalogs below.

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