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Locating Primary Sources in Print

Use the Library Catalogs (the UVM Library Catalog, WorldCat, and the Center for Research Libraries Catalog to locate a vast variety of primary resources in print and on microfilm. Types of materials you will find searching these catalogs include: personal letters and narratives, government documents and other materials, transcripts of trials, and more.

SEARCHING

When searching keep in mind that books and microfilm collections are usually published on broad rather than very specific topics. Use broad search terms to describe your subject and include one or more of the "useful terms" to the right to describe the type of material you are looking for.

Library Catalog

Use the Guided Keyword Search when you are looking for primary materials on a topic. For best results, I recommend that you run several searches using different combinations of keywords to describe both the topic and the type of material.

WorldCat

Use the Guided Keyword Search when you are looking for primary materials on a topic. For best results, I recommend that you run several searches using different combinations of keywords to describe both the topic and the type of material. Limit to materials in English. Place Interlibrary Loan requests for materials located in WorldCat.

Example: poland AND Holocaust AND personal narratives [in subject] , limited to material in English

 

 

 

Useful Terms

Library Catalogs (such as the UVM Library Catalog or WorldCat) use predefined terms to describe primary sources. Among the most commonly used terms are:

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Personal Narratives
  • Sources

For best results search for these terms "in subject."