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1 WISER: Sources for US History Jane Rawson Vere Harmsworth Library

2 Summary Finding publications/bibliographic sources Primary sources Special collections & archives On the web Further help and guidance Demonstration & hands-on time

3 Finding publications Vere Harmsworth Library Books & journals Journal articles Dissertations & theses Electronic resources America: History & Life

4 Early printed books Early American Imprints I: Evans Early English Books Online (EEBO) Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Google Books/Internet Archive Making of Modern Law Making of America (Cornell, Michigan) Microform collections in the VHL

5 Newspapers & magazines American Periodicals Series 19 th Century US Newspapers ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chronicling America Ethnic NewsWatch Black Journals Nexis UK (current) Early American Newspapers Print news magazines in VHL & Bodleian Other libraries/online

6 Official Papers, Government Publications, etc. (Domestic) Monthly Catalog US Congressional Serial Set Congressional Record & predecessors House & Senate Journals Congressional Committee Hearings American State Papers Colonial State Papers Other early State Papers Presidential Papers HeinOnline FDSys

7 Official Papers, Government Publications etc. (Foreign) Foreign Relations of the United States Digital National Security Archive Declassified Documents Reference System Confidential Print North America 19 th C Diplomatic Despatches & Instructions HeinOnline FDSys

8 Censuses, Statistics, Data Print census volumes and Historical Census Browser (University of Virginia) Census Project Historical Statistics of the United States Online eg. Gallup Presidential Job Approval Center Opinion polls: iPoll, Gallup Poll

9 Papers, Archives, Special Collections VHL microforms Rhodes House Library Bodleian Library Elections Archive (VHL) Online Finding aids

10 Audio-visual sources Lyndon B Johnson Telephone Conversations Presidential Recordings Program (Miller Center) YouTube –Library of Congress –National Archives –Presidential Libraries Library of Congress (National Jukebox)

11 Biographical sources American National Biography World Biographical Archive Who’s Who Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

12 Other e-resources (OxLIP+) Early Encounters in North America North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

13 On the web VHL on delicious ( State Digital Libraries & Historical Associations Library of Congress –American Memory Hathi Trust

14 More guidance and help Online Guide to US History Sources US Studies Resources Blog Full presentation Email

15 Demonstration/Practice

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