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PO GWS173 / Premodern Intersectionality / Osgood / Spring 2024

Your Research for this Class and this Guide

Hello!  Welcome to the Research Guide for GWS/History 173: Premodern Intersectionality: The Origins of Race The main purpose of this guide is to get your started with a small number of selected databases to find the primary sources you need for your contract projects.  Depending on your subject and the scope of the project, you may need to consult other research guides, which are listed below.

We have also included databases with secondary sources, as information on Special Collections, Search Strategies and citing and Citation Managers. Most importantly, we are here to help you.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to us and/or make an appointment.

Primary Historical Sources : General and the Ancient World

Primary Sources: Early Modern to Modern

Primary Sources in Library Catalogs

Primary sources of all types can also be found in our regular, circulating books, in special collections, and beyond.  Here are few ways to find primary texts and sources by using our own  The Library Search.
1. Use the author search  to find books we have by a particular author, politician, journalist or another type of historical witness
2.  Do an advanced keyword search in The Library Search and then limit by publication year under “limit your search”) (note:  you can also limit by language and many other ways)
3. . Do an advanced keyword in Library Search and then limit by years and then limit to the word  "sources" in the subject field (by using the dropdown menu), for example:

"gender AND ancient AND greece" in the keyword field

"sources" in the subject field. 
(this brings us the Library of Congress Subject subheading “sources” which is sometimes used to designate primary source collections of different kinds — as in "Women—Greece—History—Sources" AND "Homosexuality—Greece—History—Sources"
Another sample search:  "Thomas Jefferson" and "sources" in the subject field

Other Research Guides

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