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CMC HI 96 / The Amazon / S. Sarzynski / SP 24

Your Research for this Class and this Guide

Welcome to the HI 96 (The Amazon) Guide

This guide is a starting point for your research project. It offers recommendations for selected primary and secondary resources and databases, a review of research strategies discussed in our research session, as well as a section on Writing and Citing (particularly Zotero). I also include related research guides to find more resources to explore!

Above all, please know that I (and other librarians) are here to help you!

Start here for History: Main Databases for Secondary Scholary Sources in International History

Mostly Primary Historical Sources, Present Day News Sources, Etc

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
"Amazon River" in the keyword or subject field
"History" in the subject
"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 "Amazon-History-Sources"

Other Research Guides

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