Finding books in the online library catalog that are primary sources
Try adding one of the following words to your search to find collections of primary sources:
"documents," "sources," "letters," or "diaries"
e.g., "Korean War AND Sources" or "Civil War AND Diaries"
These databases can lead you to magazine articles on historical, cultural and seminal events of the past 100+ years.
If the article is not available in full text (i.e., PDF or HTML format), request the article through the Interlibrary Loan link within the database or fill out our Interlibrary Loan form. Most articles are sent to us from other libraries within 1-3 days -- but plan for more time just to make sure.
The Doane Library has a few databases that give you access to newspaper articles.
Free-to-the-public sites you might search for historical newspapers include:
The library has purchased the following collections of primary source documents for your use:
Here are websites specific to Nebraska:
This is a representative list of history websites that might be helpful in your research. Ask at the Circulation Desk to consult the following books, which are in Course Reserves (under Dr. Jarvis' name), for more websites: